A perfect canelé – the delicious Bordelais pastry with a caramelized, chewy exterior and soft, custardy interior – is one of my favorite indulgences. When I heard of chef and owner Corina Weibel’s Atwater Village restaurant, Canelé – named, of course, after this decadent little sweet – I was instantly intrigued; with it seasonal, sustainably raised, farmer’s market-based menu, Canelé has succeeded in becoming the warm, neighborhood restaurant it set out to be when it opened its doors eight years ago. Having cooked for culinary greats like Nancy Silverton at her former Campanile and Suzanne Goin at Lucques, Chef Weibel’s approach to her food is seasoned with experience and profound care for the general dining experience, striving to create a meal as special as a complicated, temperamental, and utterly delicious canelé for each and every diner. Brunch within Chef Weibel’s creative vision is both wonderfully rustic and hearty, with items like Romesco Braised Pork Belly with crispy satsuki rice, charred leeks, and a fried egg (served in a molten hot bowl!); or Shrimp and Cheddar Grits, with chipotle, a fried egg and toast; or Warm & Sticky Pecan Rolls. With beloved company and an Aperol Spritz (or two!), Canelé is as comforting and welcoming as its caramelized namesake.
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