At the corner of Ninth and Flower (formerly called “Faith Street” in the 1920’s) in Downtown LA is Michelin star-recipient Chef Michael Hung’s Faith & Flower – a restaurant decorated with lavish chandeliers, chartreuse velvet booths, and metalwork from the Roaring Twenties themselves. Brunch at Faith & Flower is bright and airy, with a delightful cocktail menu full of creative takes on familiar classics (for example, the Silvio’s Mule is an interpretation of a Moscow Mule featuring Rittenhouse Rye, Amaro Meletti, fresh lime, and ginger). Having worked in New York at Daniel and Aquavit, and in San Francisco at Jardinere, and La Foile, Executive Chef Hung’s approach to his menu is beautifully refined, while managing to span a wide variety of cuisines from wood oven pizzas, to braised meats, to handmade pastas. Deviled Jidori eggs are uniquely topped with Korean chili and kimchee, and the Braised Bacon with roasted cauliflower, salsa verde, and Champagne glaze is a pork belly-like hunk of sweet and salty unctuous heaven. Seasonal salads, such as fennel and citrus or arugula and chicory, provide just the right amount of brightness to compliment the menu’s heavier dishes, like the Oxtail Agnolotti with Asian pear conserva, bone marrow butter, and beef tendon chicharrones. I especially enjoy sharing and savoring a handful of dishes spanning the full menu in order to truly appreciate the scope of Chef Hung’s sophisticated culinary direction, which never disappoints.
Dress: Loft Pleated V-Neck Dress in Bright Coral Pink
Lips: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in American Doll
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW® Pomade in Soft Brown
Glasses: Bonlook Bonnie & Clyde