Tesse is a refined, relaxed and earthy Los Angeles outpost featuring a take on French classics and the California bounty of the land. Paired with the wine cave Boutellier, Tesse is a serious kitchen designed to revitalize Sunset Boulevard.
Tesse mimics and deviates the original aesthetic established by her brand partner Fred Segal. It is this mimetic that creates her character both inside and out. White block to earth block, trimmed ivy to lush. Her thick façade, her depth emerges by nature of her relationship with another. In the world of LA and the hippie movement and what was created with food on Sunset back in the day, this commune of aesthetic makes sense. We get our colors from those around us and Tesse is a part of that story. Outwardly, this pixelated block façade of terroir blinks back out to the pixels of the billboards of the Sunset strip, a message of California wine, table, earth, depth, beauty and inclusion.
Tesse maintains a beautiful relationship between what it serves and whom it serves. She disrupts tradition to place chef in the middle of the dining room. Diners sit as his elbow. Tesse is mixed, natural, easy and she brings a blend of cuisine, crowd and action that celebrates the dynamic aspects of California: biodiversity, abundance in agriculture and a maven’s approach to the art of it all. This is the story of the Californios, from all places, many races, blending together to eat, drink and be merry.
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