Casey Lane Confirms Itri, His Forthcoming Melrose Pasta Shop

Prepare to be rostisseried!

Casey Lane, the toque with the golden touch over at Venice's The Tasting Kitchen, confirms with The L.A. Times that he will be opening a second new eatery. In addition to plans for a Downtown restaurant named Parish that will serve British gastropub cuisine in the former home of Cafe Angelique starting this spring, Lane readies L.A. for Itri, a pasta shop opening on Melrose once Parish is established. Lane says the restaurant will indulge in one of his latest obsessions: rostisserie octopus, a preparation of the flexible critter that he admits, "I can't my mind." [LAT]