The ongoing Covid situation has affected local small businesses and many are struggling to stay open. In an effort to help those small businesses survive, we are featuring them in a segment we call #SmallBusinessShoutout!
Today we'd like to introduce you to Bodega Malbec in Toluca Lake. Javioer Pardin, Owner of Bodega Malbec, joins Gary & Shannon to discuss the great wine and delicious food. Listen to the full interview below.
Located at 10151 Riverside Drive in Toluca Lake
Hours: Friday - Saturday 5p-10pm and Sunday - Thursday 5p-9p
Javier Pardini moved here with his mom at 14years old and went to Kennedy HS in Granada Hills, where he had to learn English. Then studied business at CSUN. He started working at Gaucho Grill Argentine restaurant in college, starting as a bus boy, working his way up to host, waiter, then manager. His dream was to open his own restaurant some day. He opened Malbec restaurant in Pasadena in 2009 with two partners.
Born and raised in Cordoba, Argentina Javier wanted to pay homage to his childhood memories growing up in the Argentine countryside, and his father's memory, by incorporating the idea of the classic Argentine asado (barbecue) in his new concept, focusing on high quality ingredients, cooked in a traditional, rustic manner.
Bodega Malbec honors this tradition serving up top quality meats over an open fire and straight to your table. Their menu also features many other dishes inspired by both our Italian and Spanish roots. From Homemade pasta, paella, asado, and of course World renowned wine, Bodega Malbec brings a little piece of our history to you and yours.