KATHIE & MIKE GORDON
The Gordon’s first venture into the restaurant world happened in 1989 when they honored and cultivated Mike’s passion to have his own restaurant, and opened Toscana. Located in Brentwood, California, Toscana is just now celebrating it’s 25th year as one of Los Angeles’ most successful Italian restaurants.
Complementing Toscana, Kathie & Mike added Bar Toscana next door in 2010 along with Mike’s son, Andy. Bar Toscana, located right next door, suggests hip and cool to Toscana’s more traditional nature. In the creation of Bar Toscana the Gordon’s had the good fortune to meet Luca Crestanelli and hired him to open the kitchen in their new bar.
In 2013 the Gordon’s partnered with Chef Luca to pursue yet another dream to create a decidedly different Italian dining experience in the Santa Ynez Valley where they now call home. This modern farmhouse concept has now been blended along with Bar Toscana and Toscana into the recently formed Toscana Restaurant Group. TRG has sights set to add a new Bar Toscana to the Group in 2016.