Karla Subero Pittol is a Venezuelan-born and Echo Park-raised chef. After strengthening her skills in L.A.’s well-known restaurants, she’s created a cuisine venture of her own—right out of her garage.
Pittol has now turned her once car space into a full-fledged restaurant. What started off as a project has now evolved into an exclusive culinary experience named Chainsaw. The chefs and cultural eats change every month, but one thing you can always count on is the fireside dinners, fresh ice-creams, and homemade pies. Pittol herself is the one in charge of these delectable desserts. They are perfectly made with premium ingredients including farmer’s market produce and top-grade butter.
In fact, a pie that has caught the attention of many is her “Double Crust Peach, Nectarine, and Strawberry Pie.” Which is made with fresh peaches, nectarines, and strawberries straight from the farmer’s market, “along with dates, cinnamon, lemon, and a whisper of verjus.” It’s also wrapped in a delicious warm crust—that just so happens to be the famous winner of KCRW’s blue-ribbon pie crust contest. Take it from us, each bite is truly a winning delicacy.
Desserts aren’t the only yummy goods being served up though. Every dinner is different at Chainsaw, so you can expect exclusive cuisines from different L.A. chefs each time. When Secret LA attended, we received delicious Greek food from Athena. Their menu included a fresh Spring Salat topped with a Lemon Petimezi dressing, Patates Fournou which are delicious potatoes drizzled in olive oil, and a whole fire-grilled fish was the perfect balance of crispy and melt-in-your mouth goodness.
Those lucky enough to attend this bar-with-food experience can also expect creative cocktails freshly made with your favorite poison, such “Bite Girl” which is made with Rye, bruleed lemon, oolong, orange, lime, with a mix of fresh herbs. Pittol shares with us that next month, she’ll be cooking up some food herself and showcasing authentic Venezuelan food. To stay up to date with her future events, follow Chainsaw’s Instagram.
RSVP For Chainsaw
Pittol’s innovative concept has become a local infatuation, and dinners are RSVP only—which fill up fast. You can sign up for text message updates here. Luckily, Chainsaw hosts dinners from the garage monthly, and reservations can be made through their site. For those interested in having a private event at the Chainsaw garage, they also have you covered. To stay updated on their events or to contact them for personal reservations, you can check out their Instagram and event page.
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