LA Chef Bruce Kalman’s rabbit & strozzapretti at Union Pasadena

(Originally published February 12, 2015 on

At the end of past January, Chef Bruce Kalman introduced his dish “Cider braised Jimenez Farms rabbit, beet greens, lemon pepper strozzapretti” on his menu at Union Pasadena, one of Los Angeles Magazine’s 2014 Best New Restaurants and also featured on Bravo’s TV’s new show Best New Restaurant.

Chef Kalman recalled, “At a restaurant in Chicago where I was the chef, I had a cider braised rabbit tortellini on the menu, so I drew inspiration from that dish for the rabbit, and through a collaborative effort with my new pasta maven, Merrin Mae, we came up with the lemon pepper strozzapretti. Turned out to be a wonderful dish.” For this dish, Jimenez Farms provided Kalman with the freshest, meatiest rabbits he has ever worked with. The lemon pepper strozzapretti is handmade and the entire dish is simply plated.

Chef Kalman concluded, “The dish showcases my passion for locally farmed ingredients and fresh, handmade cuisine.”

To try this seasonal dish or others on Union Pasadena‘s seasonal and market driven menu, please make reservations via Open Table directly or through Union Pasadena’s website. Union Pasadena is open for dinner seven days a week, and is located at 37 E. Union Street. Please also follow Union Pasadena on twitter and on facebook to get their latest updates.

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