May 29, 2018
Just in time for the Summer Brunch Season, Gabi James, Redondo Beach’s newest hotspot serving Spanish and coastal French-inspired cuisine, is now offering brunch service.
For the classic bruncher, Executive Chef Chris Feldmeier offers traditional items like Eggs Benedict, a Spanish Breakfast Sandwich with ham, cage free eggs, and Gruyere, served with french fries, and French Toast with lemon pastry cream and market berries, but guests will delight in his brunch specialties including housemade Merguez with eggs and mechouia served with an arugula salad and toast, Grilled Asparagus with poached eggs, brown butter, almonds and bacon, classic Pan Con Tomate with the option to add Manchego cheese, Jamon Serrano, or Tuna Conserva, and an ‘Ugly Drum’ Hash featuring Ugly Drum pastrami, cage free eggs and red onion, served with toast.
Favorites from the dinner menu are also offered at brunch, including the Tortilla Española, Citrus-Quince Salad, South Bay Caesar, and the grilled Flank Steak which is served with cage free eggs and breakfast potatoes, in addition to the arugula salad, for the earlier day part.
Vincenzo Marianella has created some specialty cocktails for brunch, including the Bourbon Buzz with bourbon, Amaro Ramazzotti, coffee, vanilla syrup, cacao and cream, and the Redondo Snapper with gin, mezcal, sherry and housemade Bloody Mary mix. Perfect for the warm summer days, Gabi James will offer two options of a Gabi James Sangria, with red or rosé wine. Bottomless Mimosas are also available for $19, with a choice of sparkling Brut or Rosé with orange or grapefruit juice.
Gabi James will begin serving brunch from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Dinner is served from 5 – 10 p.m. Thursday – Sunday and 5 – 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. This weekend, for the Memorial Day holiday, Gabi James will also serve brunch on Monday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and will be closed for dinner.
Reservations can be made through OpenTable or via phone by calling (310) 540-4884.
About Gabi James
Gabi James opened in early April in the iconic Zazou space on South Catalina Avenue in Redondo Beach. Owned by Sara Gabriele and her husband Adam Aro, Gabi James continues the 41-year Gabriele legacy in the South Bay dining scene, bringing people together for a memorable meal. Sara’s father, Guy Gabriele, initially brought the timeless traditions of European restaurants to the community with Manhattan Beach’s Cafe Pierre in 1977 (now Love & Salt), followed by Zazou in 1996. With [Guy] Gabriele’s backing, the restaurants have entered new chapters under the stewardship of his daughters, first with Sylvie Gabriele at Love & Salt, and now at Gabi James with [Sara] Gabriele and Aro. Executive Chef Chris Feldmeier’s (Osteria Mozza and Moruno) menu is inspired by Spanish and Coastal French cuisine, with notes of North Africa and Andalusia contributing to a symphony of flavors, infused with California soul and the rich history of the Gabriele family. The cocktail program by Vincenzo Marianella mirrors the Mediterranean experience with light, effervescent Gin & Tonics (the national drink of Spain), as well as a number of cocktails featuring vermouth and sherry. Spanish and French wines feature prominently on the wine list, continuing in the Gabriele family’s tradition of bringing unique and special wines to the South Bay. Aro’s highly curated beer list features a Spanish lager on tap, as well as hyper local selections from Southern California breweries, many made just for Gabi James. The convivial and open gathering space was designed with a coastal vibe in partnership with designer Ana Henton and local architecture firm Blanchard Fuentes design. Gabi James is open seven days a week for dinner: Sunday – Thursday from 5 – 10 p.m, and Friday and Saturday from 5 – 11 p.m. Located at 1810 S. Catalina Avenue in Redondo Beach, please call (310) 540-4884 for reservations.