Archive for September, 2014

Ipic Theater in Pasadena

Lunch at IPic Theater Pasadena with my fellow Tastemade friends! Great for date night or events. Lunch, dinner, happy hour, movie….take your pick! You can dine in, take it to go or even call ahead to place your order! My preference is to dine while I watch a movie and yes the seats do recline. That’s why they call it The Ultimate Movie Experience!!! Oh and i almost forgot to mention the flat screen TV’s in the main dining room!

Our menu included:

Tater Tots, fries, spring rolls, spinach salad with strawberries,

Caesar Romaine Spears -Romaine lettuce hearts, parmesan cheese, caesar dressing

Turkey Burger Trio – Balsamic onions, sun-dried tomato aioli, romaine lettuce on a garlic-toasted brioche roll

Angus Burger Trio – Applewood smoked bacon, crisp shredded romaine lettuce, sliced tomato, sharp cheddar cheese on a garlic-buttered & lightly toasted brioche bun

Fajita Quesadilla – Choice of chicken or steak, caramelized onions, sliced bell peppers, jack cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo, & guacamole

Grilled Lemon Chicken Satay – Grilled‎ citrus marinated chicken skewers w/ garlic aioli

Peppercorn Crusted Beef Satays -Grilled‎ peppercorn seasoned filet beef skewers, asparagus & housemade peanut sauce

http://www.ipictheaters.com
42 Miller Alley
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 639-2260

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Mastro’s Ocean Club in Malibu

Dinner at Mastro’s Ocean Club in Malibu on Pacific Coast Highway.

Baked lobster Roll wrapped in soy paper, Shrimp Cocktail, Brussel Sprouts, Twin Lobster Tails, Petite Filet, J Lohr Red WIne.

I usually don’t have room for dessert, but i couldn’t resist their signature dish warm butter cake!

Locations in Malibu, Beverly Hills, Thousand Oaks, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Palm Desert, Las Vegas, Chicago and Scottsdale.

http://www.mastrosrestaurants.com/

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Tastemade + KitchenSurfing + The Great Company

Kitchensurfing Chef Adam Lewis creating a 5 course dinner at The Great Company hosted by Tastemade!

Looking for a chef to cook a specific cuisine? https://www.kitchensurfing.com

https://www.thegreatcompany.com

MENU for the evening:

Fig + Apple

Moules Mariniere A La Creme

Butternut Squash + Corn Agnolotti

Roasted Chicken Ballotine

Ricotta Cheesecake
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Fig and Olive – Melrose Place

Having a 7 course dinner at Fig and Olive – Melrose Place with my fellow Tastemade friends!

http://www.figandolive.com/

CROSTINI
Bresaola, Gorgonzola Dolce, Almond
Prosciutto, Ricotta, Fig, Olive, Walnut
Cured Salmon, Radish, Cucumber Yogurt, Dill
Crab, Heirloom Tomato, Avocado, Apple Aioli
Octopus, Cherry Tomato, Heirloom Carrot Purée
Shrimp, Avocado, Cilantro, Tomato
Burrata, Tomato, Herbs, Balsamic
Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion, Chive
Manchego, Fig, Marcona Almond
Mushroom, Artichoke, Scallion, Parmesan
Cucumber, Shallot, Yogurt

CRAB & HEIRLOOM TOMATO
Jumbo lump crab, heirloom cherry tomato, garlic, cilantro, shallot, harissa, avocado basil tapenade – Picholine Olive Oil

SEA SCALLOPS
seasoned with orange spice, carrot olive oil tapenade, orange segment, citrus dressing – Picual Olive Oil

ROSEMARY LAMB CHOPS
Grilled, smoked à la minute with a bouquet of Herbs de Provence, goat cheese & chive gnocchi,roasted honey, thyme eggplant – Rosemary Garlic Olive Oil

WHITE SEA BASS PAPILLOTE
Steamed white sea bass filet in papillote, zucchini, eggplant, fennel, tomato, thyme, scallion, saffron, served with choice of one side dish – Arbequina Olive Oil

DESSERT “CROSTINI”
Harry’s Berries farm strawberry, mascarpone
balsamic, shortbread with micro-basil

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Bar Hayama on Sawtelle

Dinner at Bar Hayama
I always order my rolls with brown rice and soy paper!
*Rainbow Roll
*Tuna Avocado Roll
*Baked Lobster Roll
*Toro & Jalapeno
*Crispy Rice & Spicy Tuna
*Shishito Peppers
*Mochi Ice Cream – Green tea, Strawberry & Vanilla

http://www.bar-hayama.com
1803 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 235-2000

Saint Martha Restaurant in Koreatown

Dinner at Saint Martha restaurant in Koreatown
http://www.saintmartharestaurant.com/

Chef Nick Erven cooked up an amazing dining experience! We had many courses, each paired with a wine tasting. Mary Thompson, the Sommelier put together the list of wines. It was perfection! It exceeded my expectations!!!

Our menu for the evening:
*Sea urchin “tataki” with avocado mousse, hearts of palm and seaweed doritos

*Octopus with Koshihikari rice, sauce nero, lardo and espelette

*Steak and oyster tartare with champagne sabayon and bone marrow beignets

*Santa Barbara spot prawn tartare with market melons, burnt orange oil and pink salt

*Diver Scallop with black trumpet mushrooms, endive, white yam puree and smoked dulse

*Crispy chicken thigh with steelcut oats, carrots, pickled dates and Moorish spices

*Striped bass with heirloom tomato tartare, pickled eggplant and popcorn purée

*Pecan wood smoked brisket with hoisin, tiny lettuce and root vegetables

Boa Steakhouse Santa Monica

This is our special place! Its great for date night, great for friends and family visiting, especially the Santa Monica location! The one thing this Boa has that the other ones don’t have is cotton candy! (Yes you read it right….COTTON CANDY!!!!) No matter what you order you will never be disappointed, from the regular menu to the specials!!! Something you must try while at BOA is Goat Cheese Baklava. Just imagine that combo and then when you try it, it will blow your mind! I have never had anything like it before. Sunday half off bottles of wine. BONUS! Oh don’t forget to try the Truffle Parmesan Cauliflower and when in season another must have are the brussel sprouts. I could give more, but lets just start there for now!

Our meal for the evening:
Colossal Blue Crab Cocktail
Chipotle Lime Corn
Heirloom Tomato with Feta mousse
Mixed Squash & veggies
Ahi Tuna
Petite Filet with horseradish & peppercorn sauce

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