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Muddy Leek Restaurant Opens in Culver City Dec. 17

The new farm-to-table restaurant will open in the heart of the Helms Bakery District.

Muddy Leek is the latest new restaurant set to open in Culver City on Dec. 17. The restaurant at 8631 Washington Blvd. in the Helms Bakery District is the brainchild of catering couple Chef Whitney Flood and Julie Retzlaff of Bon Mélange Catering. Muddy Leek is their first independent restaurant.

According to a press release, Muddy Leek makes everything from scratch in this farm-to-table restaurant, sourcing seasonal ingredients from local farmers and vendors.

Among the dishes that will be on Muddy Leek’s menu are Spicy Chicken Jjigae Soup with kimchi & poached egg, Rabbit-Pistachio Ballontine with Orange Braised Fennel and Micro Peppercress, or Chicken Fried Bacon in a lettuce cup with tomato chutney.

Entrees include Juniper-Venison with Foraged Mushrooms, Braised Bacon and Sweet Potato Hash, Paso Prime Flat Iron Steak with Grilled Celeriac & Short Rib Ravioli with New Zealand Spinach and Caper Brown Butter, and the Muddy Leek signature Porcini & Leek Tart with spinach and black truffle.

Side dishes will include Winter Squash Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter and Roasted Root Vegetable “Fries”.

And of course there are gourmet desserts including a Caramelized Apple-Cinnamon Tart with sheep’s milk ice cream and chocolate mint and a Pot Au Crème with Cardamom Pot Au Crème, Orange Cookie Coconut Crumble, and Rose Essence.

Muddy Leek also has an extensive drinks menu including cocktails, beer and wine. The bar is helmed by John Coltharp and a wide selection of organic and biodynamic wines will be served alongside local craft California brews.

Muddy Leek will open Mon. Dec. 17 and its hours of operation will be as follows:

  • Lunch: Mon-Fri – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Happy Hour: Wed-Fri – 4 – 6 p.m.
  • Dinner: Wed-Sat – 6 – 10 p.m.
  • Brunch: Sun. – 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

For more information visit www.bonmelangecatering.com/muddyleek

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