Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi announced a few months ago that they would be opening a Vegan restaurant, but newly surfaced details indicate that they’re actually reconceptualizing Bokado, a tapas bar on Ventura Avenue.
Bokado has been closed for about a month and a half for the revamp. Vegan Chef Tal Ronnen, who catered Degeneres and Rossi’s vegan wedding and prepped the eats for Oprah’s vegan cleanse, will be creating the menu for the new Vegan eatery.
DeGeneres and Rossi are financing the project along with partners Chrissie Hynde and Steve Bing. Bokado’s makeover team reportedly hired Waldo Fernandez to design the makeover. The restaurant is set to open with a “new concept” toward the end of February.