You can source an entire wine-friendly meal within one mile of Walker Wine Co. in Culver City.
If you're in L.A. or have a chance to swing by and visit, keep this little list handy. Here are a few specific dishes around the corner that we're finding particularly worth pursuing.
The Jolly Oyster Bar
9355 Culver Blvd.
Walk up to the counter in the ever-evolving Citizen Public Market for freshly shucked small and savory Kumamoto to fresh and bright Baja California oysters. Request them to-go to enjoy at home with your favorite Champagne or Chablis.
8820 Washington Blvd.
A gem inside the shopping and dining destination dubbed Platform, the sushi restaurant is devoted to sourcing fish from Liwei Liao, aka the dry aged fish guy (who also owns The Joint in Sherman Oaks and debuted a sushi hand roll bar in Citizen Public Market also worth visiting).
Sashimi at Fiish is the best way to enjoy the subtly rich and umami quality of the expertly conditioned tuna, kanpachi, albacore and more.
If the idea of dry aged fish sounds, well, sort of fishy, you'll appreciate this KCRW Good Food segment.
It's also great place to BYOB, as corkage is $20 with no further limitations.
Credit: Fiish Co.
3280 Helm's Ave.
Found at the rear corner of the historic Helms Bakery complex, the casual patio eatery executes generous portions of fresh pasta almost entirely fatto di mano, handmade daily. Perfect dishes for pairing: tagliatelle bolognese or the spaghetti with porcini mushroom.
Credit: Pasta Sisters