After working as a chef at several Baltimore restaurants, Ben Lefenfeld decided it was time to go out on his own.
The co-owner and executive chef of La Cuchara in Hampden had worked at Tersiguel’s in Ellicott City, with Gerard Panguad in Washington, D.C., with Cindy Wolf at Charleston in Harbor East and at Petit Louis Bistro in Roland Park.
Now, Lefenfeld, his wife, Amy, and brother, Jake, have their own spot.
La Cuchara (or “The Spoon” in Spanish) focuses on Basque cuisine, which originates in the area of Spain called Basque Country. Dishes are...