By Jill Weinlein – April 12, 2018
Gabi James, the newest restaurant from the Gabriele family (Love & Salt), has opened in Redondo Beach. Executive chef Chris Feldmeier’s menu is inspired by Spanish and coastal French cuisine, with notes of North Africa and Andalusia contributing to the flavors. The cocktail program by Vincenzo Marianella mirrors the Mediterranean experience with light, effervescent gin and tonics, the national drink of Spain, as well as a number of cocktails featuring vermouth, sherry and amaro. Spanish and French wines feature prominently on the wine list, curated by Sara Gabriele, a certified sommelier and French wine scholar. Enjoy a beer list featuring a Spanish lager on tap, as well as local selections from the South Bay and Southern California breweries, many made exclusively for Gabi James. Open Sunday through Thursday from 5 to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5 to 11 p.m. 1810 Catalina Ave., (310)540-4884.