LCF Native Is Executive Chef at New Restaurant

Chef Gary Baca.

Gary Baca, a La Cañada Flintridge native, was recently named executive chef of Eldr+Rime, a new Milwaukee restaurant that offers Nordic-inspired fare and opens this month.
Baca graduated from St. Francis High School in LCF and later attended Santa Barbara City College and UC Berkeley.
With more than 20 years of culinary experience, Baca has worked as executive chef and partner at Lettuce Entertain You and Michael Jordan’s Steak House. Eldr+Rime, which translates to “fire and ice,” will present a seasonally focused menu and inspiration from northern European taste. The menu will include staples like steaks, fresh fish, hearty grains and chilled and composed seafood from the raw bar.
Concord Hospitality Enterprises and HKS Holdings, in collaboration with the Fifty/50 Restaurant Group, has announced the restaurant will have a spacious and socially distanced full dining room, full-service bar, bar with seating in front of the open kitchen, two private dining rooms and an outdoor patio, which together will encompass 6,800 square feet.

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