Jonathan Gold takes us to Leona, a new restaurant in Venice devoted to California cuisine that's the brainchild of Top Chef alum Nyesha Arrington.

123 Washington Blvd
Venice, CA, 90291

Among Gold's recommendations: the roast dumpling squash and the chocolate ganache shortbread sprinkled with Maldon salt and lavender blossoms.

Read Gold's LA Times review of Leona and find other restaurant recommendations on the Good Food blog.