Batch Busts Out a Spring Menu, Gets Primal on New Patio

By
Batch Restaurant & Bar Photo: Batch

Culver City's new Batch, a joint venture between two former Church & State staffers, is generating buzz for its bourbon and bacon cocktail, recent pop-up with Dan Moody, and a burger that earned a "Best Of" win from the readers of Culver City Patch**. The restaurant has just unveiled a new covered patio today to sweep in spring, along with a new menu of seasonal dishes from chef Salvador Roldan. Come check out the new menu.

Roldan's new items include shareable plates of Manila clams in a broth of Pabst Blue Ribbon, chorizo, tomato, and green garlic, as well as head cheese with pickled shiitakes and cornichons, plus new salads like citrus with avocado, big plates of snapper with snap pea succotash and pea nage, and halibut with ratatouille, cress, and burnt citrus.

The pizza menu is getting some new neighbors too, like an asparagus coop egg and speck pie and a mushroom, sun-dried tomato, and red onion pizza, while sides show off baby carrots with cardamom and beets with aged goat cheese. Three spring-time sweet things and new cocktails including a chocolate stout cake and drinks employing fresh grapes and cherries.

The restaurant just introduced a new covered, outdoor patio on its rear flank that fits 40 people. Designed by Studio Pali Fekete Architects, there are three custom, communal tables and benches of reclaimed woods, along with heat lamps and a happy hour each week night that finds all drinks priced at eight bucks and all eats at just four, previously offered only at the bar.

The new restaurant is also digging into a new, monthly whole animal series called "Primal Tuesday" that launches March 27, in which Roldan will take a full lamb and make different dishes out of its various extremities, offered for just $25 per person and served family-style. Reservations are insisted upon at 310-202-8631 for the monthly events. Check out the new dinner and cocktail menus below.

Batch Restaurant & Bar, 8631 Washington Blvd. Culver City.

MENU

BATCH FOR THE TABLE

Head Cheese, Pickled Shiitake, Cornichons, House Grain Mustard 9
Warm Olives with Gremolata 8
Snap Pea Hummus with Lemon 8
Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings with Sriracha 6
Foie Gras Torchon , Fruit Mostarda, Brioche 12
Farm Cheese Plate, Honeycomb, Fruit 12
Manilla Clams, PBR, Chorizo Tomato Sauce, Green Garlic 9
Cod Bites with Olive Chimmichurri 9

SMALL BATCH

Escarole Salad, Lemon, Red Onion,Tomatoes, Parsley Vinaigrette 9
Grilled Romaine, Anchovies, Cherry Tomatoes, Cerignola olives, Capers, Butter Vinaigrette 9
Farro Grain Salad, Roasted Chicken, Rocket, Cherry Tomatoes, Nuts, Balsamic Vinaigrette 11
House Salad, Melted Leeks, Pickled Red Onions, Polenta Croutons, Champagne Vinaigrette 8
Citrus Salad, Avocado, Watercress, Citrus Vinaigrette 11

BIG BATCH
Braised Short Rib in Mole, Jasmine Rice, Gremolata 24
C.Y.O Chicken Half, Mashers, Slaw 21
Pork Shank, Golden Beet Farrotto, Currant and Hazelnut Herb Salad 24
Halibut, Ratatouille, Cress and Burnt Citrus Sauce 24
Batch Burger with Cheese, Kennebec Fries 12
Hanger Steak, Potato Terrine Salad, Cherry Sauce 19
Snapper, Snap Pea Succotash, Pea Nage 22
Lamb Meatballs, Mint-Scented Pasta, Rocket, Pecorino 18
Stuffed Napa Cabbage, Cheesy Polenta, Mushrooms 16

THIN PIZZA BATCH
Lamb Meatball, Fontina, Fennel 11
Four Cheese, Oregano, Roma Tomato 12
Bacon, Leek, Green Garlic 11
Asparagus, Coop Egg, Speck 12
Mushroom, Red Onion, Sun-dried Tomato 11

SIDE BATCH
Cheesy Mac with Pancetta 8
Snap Peas with Mint 6
Beets with Aged Goat Cheese 8
Baby Carrots with Cardamom 6
Kennebec Fries 4
Brussels with Chorizo 8
Sweet Potato Fries 4

SWEET BATCH
Banana Tarte Tatin with Maple Syrup Ice Cream 8
Chocolate Stout Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream 8
Milk and Cookies 6

SPRING COCKTAIL LIST
All cocktails $10

CUCUMBER PATCH Eristoff Vodka, Cucumber, St. Germain, Lemon and Grapefruit Juice

BULL’S BLOOD El Jimador Tequila, Blood Orange, Lemon Juice, Cinnamon and Allspice

RASPBERRY MINT JULEP Bourbon, Mint, Lemon Juice, Raspberry Syrup

DIM THE LIGHTS Efistoff Vodka, Dimmi, Grapes, Lemon Juice, Grapefruit Bitters

MARTINIQUE El Jimador Tequila, Orange and Lemon Juice, Pineapple Syrup

BLACKBIRD Eristoff Vodka, Blackberry, Apricot Liqueur, Lime Juice, Ginger Syrup

SIDRA’S SMILE Damrak Gin, Cherry Heering, Sweet Vermouth, Lime Juice, Luxardo, Orange Bitters

DRUNKEN SOW Bacon-infused Bourbon, Carpano Antica, Sapling, Cinnamon Bitters

APPLE BLOSSOM Eristoff Vodka, Apple, Lemon Juice, Honey, Egg White, Orange Flower Water, Bitters

**This post was corrected as a previous link indicated another restaurant had won Best Burger in Culver City Patch. However, due to some cheating on the part of City Tavern, the results were later refined. [Patch]