In the latest of Sam Nazarian's ventures, acclaimed chef Michael Mina
-- whose San Francisco restaurant was awarded two Michelin stars -- will helm a new L.A. chateau-style restaurant called XIV
. The name is an attempt to capture the opulence of Louis's bygone days, though the monarchical reference isn't lost on me, nor the exceptionally long reign of influence.
As of today, you can make reservations
at the Phillipe Starck-designed home of Modern American cuisine on Sunset Blvd.