Arcwood Wine Bar Launches Lunch in Tarzana
Arcwood Wine Bar recently introduced lunch along Tarzana’s Village Walk, specializing in sandwiches, flatbreads and grain bowls.
- CategoryEat & Drink
- Written byJoshua Lurie
In addition to serving dinner, Arcwood Wine Bar is now offering lunch. Chef Avner Levi has prepared a focused wine-friendly menu at the increasingly ambitious Tarzana eatery.
In describing the menu, Avner says, “It’s this fine line of curiosity, crave-ability and nostalgia.” Expect comforting sandwiches, salads, flatbreads, plates and bowls.
I was particularly impressed with his meatball sub ($13) featuring soft, crumbly, all-beef meatballs on toasted ciabatta with zesty house-made tomato sauce and stretchy buffalo mozzarella. “I love our meatballs, and it would be a sin not to serve them on a sandwich,” says the chef. Who am I to give in to sin?
Silky prosciutto di Parma, tangy goat cheese and sweet fig jam also team between soft toasted ciabatta—to good effects. Every sandwich comes with a choice of French fries or house salad.
I’d also recommend a turmeric rice bowl starring seared, fat-rimmed NY strip steak and cooling jalapeño crème fraîche with a finishing kick. The colorful dish also touts parsley, red onion and bursting cherry tomatoes.
Nothing on the menu costs more than $16, which is competitive pricing for the area.
18636 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, 818-578-3098
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