I’m sure you’re all familiar with the popular Umami chain of gourmet burgers that opened in early 2009, now, less than two years later, LA boasts four locations (Santa Monica, Hollywood, Los Feliz, La Brea) and a truck, with a fifth Umami in Studio City expected to open around January 25.
Now, Umami’s Adam Fleischman is hitting downtown with a new concept, Umamicatessen, opening at 9th and Broadway in the Orpheum Lofts. For this endeavor, Fleischman has partnered with three undisclosed celebrity chefs, each of which will craft a menu for four mini restaurants within one cafeteria-style space.
Menu one: Umami burgers and beer
Menu two: Mini tapas sandwiches and wine
Menu three: House cured deli meats including salmon, pastrami, and chicken liver with spirit pairings
Menu four: Dessert
Design plans for Umamicatessen are “modern industrial” and each mini restaurant is to exist within a separate glass cube with table service as well as counter seating available. Should be about six months until opening.
Considering how Angelenos have embraced Umami, I’m sure this next venture will be a slam dunk as well…