We met in 2009 while still working in the film industry and quickly fell in love over homemade dinners and traveling the world exploring food and wine. Chris comes from a big Italian family in Pennsylvania, and Christy's family has lived in Southern California since the late 1800s. And we are thrilled to have been able to share our love of food, wine, family, and friends to create a space where people can relax, feel at home, and sometimes never want to leave.
In 2017 we started a boutique catering business, Home Somm, to share our passion for pairing food and wine. After finding so much joy in serving people throughout California, we started looking for a permanent brick-and-mortar location. The moment we walked into the space in Glassell Park, hidden behind walls of ivy with a small backyard that's filled with grapevines and a lemon tree, we knew we found our new home.
In the spring of 2021, we opened our cozy, intimate space nestled in the delightful tree-lined street of Verdugo Road. Our ever-evolving menu features seasonal food using quality ingredients procured from local purveyors. And we are constantly changing our expansive wine list curated from around the world, heavily focused on low interventionist and small producers.