Union is a small, farmer's market to table style restaurant in Old Town Pasadena, California. Chef Bruce Kalman was the winner of Chopped (season 13) on the Food Network. He is an expert with charcuterie, pickled/ fermented foods, and fresh pasta. His cuisine is diverse but generally Northern Italian and Mediterranean.
Overall, this is one of our favorite places for date night. Make a reservation because it is very popular. If you just have 2 people, ask for the Chef's table which is basically a seat at the bar right next to the kitchen. It is a great experience as the chef will often bring you your food and describe it to you. If you have more than 2 people ask for a table by the window because most of the other tables are too close together and feel crowded.
Address- 37 E. Union Street, Pasadena, California 91103
Bread with homemade cultured butter and giardiniera
Roasted asparagus with a fried duck egg