Archive for January, 2016

208 Rodeo in Beverly Hills

208 Rodeo Restaurant is open for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner!  Perfect spot in the heart of Beverly Hills! Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. 4pm-7pm

This was our tasting menu for the evening……

Fish & Chips-Cod Tempura, crispy Meyer lemon, caper tartar sauce, house made fries

Butternut Squash Bruschetta-Burrata, onion jam, crispy sage, peperoncino, grilled baguette

Chicken & Waffle-Fried chicken breast, waffle fries, maple-soy-chili sauce

Tomato Bisque-Parmesan cream, Basil

Spicy Tuna Tartar-Sashimi grade ahi tuna, spicy aioli, crostini

Sesame shrimp-Sauteed shrimp, tangerine reduction, sweet Thai chili, sesame, toasted

Truffle Cheeseburger-Sottocenere truffle cheese, wild arugula, onion jam, sesame brioche bu, with truffled french fries

Pumpkin Ricotta Ravioli-Acorn & red kuri squash, pumpkin seeds, sage brown butter

Sea Bass-New Zealand bluenose sea bass, warm swiss chard, applewood smoked bacon, black beluga lentils, grain mustard vinaigrette

208 Bolognese-Lamb, fire roasted tomato, cream, mint, garlic & shallotsauce, pappardelle pasta

Tomahawk Steak-28 days dry aged, bone-in28oz rib eye steak, fried onion strings, potato puree

Coffee & Cookie




Bourbon Steak in Glendale

Chef Michael Mina’s restaurant Bourbon Steak in Glendale has a new lunch menu!

Lunch buy Chef Kyle Johnson…

Duck Spring Rolls-cilantro, mint, ginger chili dipping sauce

Hummus With Everything-za’atar, pine nuts, pita

Trio of Ceviche-chef’s selection

Beets & Burrata-watercress, faro, quinoa, wild rice, saba

Chinese Chicken Salad-crispy wonton, charred lime, sesame, almonds

Chopped Tuna Nicoise-potato, olive, haricot vert, tomato

Chilled Crab Soba-asparagus, carrots, tomato, peanuts, thai chili

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger-jalapeno cheddar, onion ring, house bbq sauce

California Chicken Sandwich-avocado, whole grain, tomato, sprouts

Steak Frites-skirt steak, chimichuri, pickled fries

Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse

Happy Hour available from 4:00-7:00pm daily

Katana Robata & Sushi Bar

Katana Robata and Sushi Bar is one of the Innovative Dining Group restaurants, located on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood!
It is one of my all time favorites! I have been a regular there since its opening years ago. It is still just as popular as it was then. Love the outdoor patio overlooking Sunset! (This is where hubby and I had our first date!) Bar area is also great for Happy Hour!


My go to dishes…..

Tsukune / Chicken Meatballs
Suzuki / Chilean Seabass
Aparagus & Foie Gras Wrapped in Filet Mignon
Kobe Pepper / American Wagyu with Black Pepper Sauce
Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice
Soy Paper Lobster Hand Roll
Hamachi Diced -Yellowtail Sashimi with Diced Chilies
Popcorn Shrimp -Rock Shrimp Tempura with Miso Glaze
Magurro Carpaccio-Tuna Sashimi with Wasabi Soy Truffle Oil


Inotheke in Santa Monica

Greek Salad-Tomato, Cucumber, Pepper, Feta, Onion, Olive

Pok Youvaralakia-Wild Rice, Lemon Sauce

Short Rib Stifado-Shallots, Red Wine

Mousaka-Ground Beef, Eggplant, Zucchini, Bechamel

Fava Botarga-Yellow Split Peas, Thyme, Scallion

Eggplant Tahini Salad-Red Onion, Cherry Tomato, Parsley

Lamb & Orzo- Tomato, Parmesan

Cod Feritters-Skordalia

Shrimp Saganaki- Tomato Sauce, Feta Ouzo

Black Eyed Peas-Kale, Onion

Grilled Pita



Nice N Easy at Four Seasons Hotel


From Greece to the City of Angels An Evening of Culinary Exploration

Chef Christos menu for the evening…..

Tuna Tartare, Chives, Avocado, Olive Oil, Lime Zest, Quinoa Tabouli, Micro greens, Togurt Drops

Fava Bean Spread, Tomato, Picled Onion, Grilled Ocopus, Micro Leaves, Botarga

Greek Salad with Tomato, Cucumber, Peppers, Baby Zucchini and Kalamata Olives

Lamb Loin with Red Wine Gravy Sauce, Eggplant Caviar, Red Pepper Coulis (forgot to take a picture, I was too busy eating it…..oops!)

Greek Yogurt Mousse with Honey Jelly and Berries





FOH Downtown LA


SEAFOOD TACOS: Tempura Fried Shrimp, jicama wrap

BEET SALAD: Beets, olives, red onion, feta, cilantro

TRUFFLE SPAGHETTI: Truffle, olive oil, parmesan cream 21, chorizo

NUNELOS: Crispy dough, ricotta, cinnamon, sugar, lechera

HAPPY HOUR: Mon-Fri 3pm-7pm & Fri-Sat 10pm-12am


Margarita Mondays – $5 margaritas

Taco Tuesday – $2 Tacos

Wino Wednesday – 1/2 Price on (select) Bottles

Throwback Thursday – $7 Select Classic Cocktails

Fernet Friday – $2 Fernet Mini Shots


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