Josef Centeno’s Breakfast in a Shell

At Orsa & Winston, Chef Josef Centeno’s "Breakfast in a Shell" is a coddled egg served with warm semolina, balsamic cream and maple syrup that is topped with fresh chives, sea salt and tiny puffed rice balls called masago arare. It is one of the Japanese and Italian-inspired foods that is part of a new breakfast dish Centeno has on the menu.

Since returning from a recent trip to Japan, Chef Josef Centeno has been serving up his interpretation of a traditional Japanese breakfast at Orsa & Winston in Downtown LA. He has dubbed one of the dishes Breakfast in a Shell. It is a coddled egg with warm semolina, balsamic cream and maple syrup that is topped with fresh chives, flecks of sea salt and tiny puffed rice balls called masago arare. Like other dishes at the restaurant, Breakfast in a Shell combines the flavors and ingredients of Japan and Italy.




Photo by Stan Lee, FCS 2016 James Beard Foundation visual storytelling award winner.