Feeling like a Sultan or royal Saudi princess? Then you must have had a recent dine in experience at Spread Mediterranean Kitchen, Downtown’s new fine-casual dining experience brought to us by Brandon Parker and Dan Coury.
After noticing an interesting restaurant trend spreading across America, fast, new, healthy, fine gourmet with a casual touch, Dan and Brandon, who have known each other since middle school, began planning something very special for the community of Downtown.
Dan with a background in real estate and development used his keen eye for interior design to produce Spread’s open-air fine/casual dining experience. Hand-crafted wooden tables and metal seating with intimate lighting provide an iconic atmosphere perfect for one, a few or with their hand crafted 16 chair community table, practically any sized spread. Add a full bar, black tile backdrops, jarred spices and the occasional freestyle hand drawings of artist/muralist PCWhite and Spread Kitchen becomes the number one destination for affordable quality and exotic cocktails.
Cocktails like the Turkish Delight, an all spice date-infused vodka with coconut water, vanilla bean syrup and egg white.
Brandon with a background in restaurant consulting for Forbes Travel Guide and restaurant management from Peninsula of Beverly Hills brings his expertise and former co-worker Chef Brandon Weaver.
Chef Weaver prepares menu items inspired by Dan’s Lebanese heritage and others that come from years working with the personal chefs of actual Kings and Queens from the middle east. When visiting the hotel these personal chefs would share with Weaver the secret recipes that will have you feeling like royalty.
Spread lunches are perfect for one, but their dinner plates are meant to be shared. After breaking housemaid za’atar spiced flat bread together, indulge in the decadence of the lightest-creamiest-fluffiest hummus in all the land. Watch the perfectly timed dance of the lamb meat balls with fresh garlic, or summon an order of cured salmon with celery slaw drenched in a celery seed vinaigrette. Be sure to over indulge with falafel hash served with poached egg, a taste so divine it can only be fit for a king.
The Mediterranean climate of California allows for outside dining at Spread. Located just north of 4th and Main, with a view of City Hall, where civic workers can easily make a pilgrimage each day. Plus, the dishes are tapas style so you won’t have to worry about spending all the Kings riches.