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with its array of contemporary art and striking arrangements of china

and onion soup au jus; and El Capitan, though not to scale, piled

plates and ornate mirrors. Comfortable surroundings mimic the array of

high with a beef burger, braised short ribs, pickled red onion, fresh

comfort food on the menu with a one-of-a-kind flare. From gluten-free

guacamole, and chimichurri.

green tea pancakes with matcha syrup to a vegan wrap with black garlic hummus or Mia’s salmon sandwich with basil horseradish aioli,

Toscanova always delights with its modern approach to classic

your taste buds will be forever changed!

Italian fare. Located in the Calabasas Commons and Century City, the sensuously prepared branzino mediterranea, homemade

In 2015, Agoura Hills welcomed the Twisted Oak Tavern to the

pappardelle al cinghiale with wild boar ragù, and luscious

neighborhood and never looked back. Their menu includes a

pollo alla parmigiana will make you swoon. Tie the knot with

modern twist on traditional tavern fare, such as stout braised short

grilled shrimp salad or seasonal grilled veggies. Say “I do” to

ribs and miso salmon. Since 2019 is the Chinese Year of the Pig, why

perfectly cooked octopus, delicately steamed Manilla clams, or

not try their pork belly bites or renowned Hogzilla? A succulent half

marinated Scottish salmon. Seal the deal with some decadent

pig’s head is brined overnight in a special spice mix, oven roasted,

tortino al’ cioccolato, refreshing frutti di bosco, or torta di mele

and served on a platter. In case you’d rather not see your meal

warm carmelized apple tart served with cold vanilla ice cream.

gaze up at you, you can still enjoy burgers and seafood dishes

Your tummy will thank you for a heavenly honeymoon.

galore. And what’s a tavern without a bar? Wash down your meal with unique and classic cocktails, house brews, or craft beers.

There’s no place like H.O.M. in Woodland Hills. This upscale yet casual Italian eatery combines the taste of home cooking with

The folks at The Stand in Calabasas stand up for great food, service,

heartwarming surroundings. The saute di mare, overflowing with

and value served in a casual, friendly environment. Serving locally

manilla clams, mussels, and shrimp in a spicy Calabrian chili

sourced produce, fresh-baked bread, and professionally blended

broth, would make any Italian mama proud. Even the eggplant

ground beef, The Stand’s menu is created from American classics

parm comes from an old family recipe. Pastas are made fresh

and redefined to make each dish truly unique. They craft unique

with seasonal ingredients and herbs, such as porcini mushrooms,

burgers, such as the Veggie Goddess, packed with veggie patty,

fresh basil, carmelized onions, and zesty pistachio pesto. Mains

Gruyére cheese, red onion, tomato, avocado, arugula, and green

include luscious branzino seabass, grilled lamb chops, and

goddess dressing; The French onion soup with double parmesan-

tagliata filet mignon. Enjoy your meal with a glass or two of their

-crusted bun, Gruyére cheese, red wine onions, crispy onion strings,

regional wines. Home never quite tasted like this! Continued on p. 128

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