Pure and sweet [restaurant review]

By Richard Foss

One of the hit films of the 1960s was La Dolce Vita, a bleak comedy about shallow, thrill-seeking hipsters in Rome. The title, which means “The Sweet Life,” is ironic in that the sophisticates have wealth but not the capacity to enjoy it, nor to appreciate simple pleasures and natural beauty. The essence of the thing they missed might be called La Pura Vita, the pure life. That’s not the title of a film, but a new restaurant in Redondo…