Farid Zadi, the French chef behind Ecole de Cuisine and owner of Culver City's Cafe Livre et Le Marche with his wife, Susan Park, tells us they're opening a new project this weekend. (Update: Zadi tells us Cafe Livre is now closed in terms of "dine-in service" due to issues with the building's advanced age,) On Saturday, Wilshire's Green Bee Bar is transforming into Spanish Fly Gastropub, with Zadi overseeing the kitchen as its chef and Park making her own pork sausages and charcuterie for the menus he designed.
Partnered with brothers Gene and David Park, Zadi's lunch menu includes ten and twelve dollar burgers like the chicken kaarage, charcuterie sandwiches with duck and pulled pork confit, and sausage sandwiches priced under ten bucks, including one with a kim chi bacon sausage and another with green harissa chicken. Dinner includes different sections with hot, cold, and fried tapas (including Northern African briks and duck fat fries) and one for cured meats.
Family style dinners are also available, with offerings like a sausage plate, paella, $100 pork ssam for three to five folks, and Korean fried duck in a restaurant that appears to be bringing together talents and culinary wisdom from both sides of the marriage. The 102 seat dining room will also offer four common beers on tap and eleven craft brews by bottle, with the wine list planning to eventually stock up on Spanish wines.
Check out the menu online, which is now being served at Green Bee as it transitions into Spanish Fly. The gastropub soft-opens at 5:00 P.M. this Saturday with a tapas portions of sausage, charcuterie, briks, and paella, with craft beer pairings.
Spanish Fly Gastropub, 3800 Wilshire Blvd. Koreatown.