In order to take advantage of Southern California’s amazing climate, as well as to offer additional seating to Long Beach’s loyal diners, Taste Wine-Beer-Kitchen has completed construction on a 21-seat parklet on Broadway to be shared with its sister market, Olives Gourmet Grocer.
Taste, which has been serving the local community with seasonally inspired smaller plates since 2015, is now taking reservations for customers wishing to dine al fresco style. Additionally, the parklet will be available as a venue for those wishing to host special events and holiday parties.
“As our guests savor dishes inspired by the various local climates throughout Southern California, our hope is that the parklet will give them a chance to connect with our community in a different way,” said owners and managers Erin O’Hagan and Laurie Semon. “This helps us further our longtime goal of continuing to bring high quality, seasonal dishes to our immediate neighborhood and beyond.”
The parklet’s opening coincides with Taste’s transitioning of its menu from summer to autumn. New dishes on the upcoming menu will include Charred Broccolini with Chilies, Garlic and Lemon; Brussels Sprouts Gratin; Smoked Baby Beets Salad; Twice Baked Squash with Mascarpone and Parmesan; and Braised Short Ribs with Celery Root Mashed Potatoes & Fall Vegetable Pot a Feu Sauce.
Coming early next year, Taste will open for weekend brunch with a brand-new menu, designed to reflect all the produce associated with spring gardens. The menu will continually be updated with the changes of season in mind.
The new parklet also expands the options for patrons of Olives Gourmet Grocer. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the outdoor seating during daytime hours. O’Hagan and Semon have plans to add a breakfast menu at Olives for the first time. The neighborhood market will feature table service, giving guests a chance to have a cup of coffee while enjoying handcrafted morning dishes outdoors.
O’Hagan and Semon haven’t forgotten about the guests who might appreciate this addition the most – Long Beach’s doggie diners! A special menu will soon be available just for dogs.
Taste is located at 3506 E. Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803.