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Auberge at Ojai

Auberge at Ojai - Chef Christian Shaffer has taken his culinary vision beyond the Los Angeles county line with the January opening of Auberge at Ojai. The restaurant is located in the heart of Ojai at 314 El Paseo and was formerly L’Auberge. Featuring indoor and outdoor seating, the restaurant’s 2,000 square feet will house a total of 90 seats.

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Having opened two successful restaurants, Avenue and the recently shuttered Chloe in the Los Angeles-area, Shaffer has demonstrated staying power and a talent for creating low-key white table cloth concepts with highlights such as monthly menus and diverse, well-thought out wine lists.

With Auberge at Ojai, Shaffer prepares his trademark progressive American/French fare and at some point plans to feature a tasting menu option. Wines from the Ojai and Central California Coast compile half of the wine offerings with European varietals and some cult wines rounding out the other half. As with Avenue, Shaffer will also offer a reserve wine list.

Chef Nickos Rovello (Ouest, the Patina Group, Water Grill), will bring his bi-coastal culinary experience to the table as Chef de Cuisine. Chef Rovello helped open Ouest, Tom Valenti’s groundbreaking restaurant in New York City and also worked with Daniel Boulud to open BD Bistro Moderne in Times Square.