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Plan Check Kitchen + Bar Downtown LA

Our favorite burger place, Plan Check Kitchen + Bar has opened a third location in Downtown Los Angeles!!!

http://plancheck.com/
Happy Hour 3-6pm

Our menu included the following menu items. Some of the dishes are new to only this location. My favorite was the meat & potatoes! I could have easily had had a couple of rounds of that.

OYSTER ON THE HALF
yuzukosho cocktail sauce

SPICY TUNA SALAD
sriracha vinaigrette, avocado, puffed rice, black radish, yellow frisee, nori, garlic flowers

FRIES
beef tallow, smoked salt, fresh ketchup

K-BBQ BURGER
grilled porky belly, kimcheese, sprouting onion, gochujang bbq sauce, sesame salt, fried onions

MEAT & POTATOES (MY FAVORITE!!!!)
beef short rib pot roast, cheesy tots, carmelized tomato, cauliflower puree, flaked wasabi

CRULLER DONUTS
cooked to order, cream, fruit

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ACABAR Restaurant / Lounge / Bar

Dinner at Acabar Restaurant/Lounge/Bar

Chef Kevin Luzande outdid himself! This was a night to remember and I have already been back for more.

If you’re in LA or are visiting this is definitely a place you want to stop in for the Triple D….dinner, drinks and dancing!!!

Discovered my new favorite wine, Sauvignon Blanc, Menetou-Salon, Domaine Gilbert, Loire 2011.

The Tasting Menu included:

OYSTERS SHIGOKU served with an assortment of mignonette + sauces

UNI with cucumbers and kanpachi

DUCK DUO SALADE / cured duck breast / crispy duck rillette / charred chicory / orange marmalade / verjus

CRISPY SHRIMP TOAST / rock shrimp / s.s.u quail egg / thai basil / fish sauce

CHARRED OCTOPUS / longaniza sausage / white beans / piquillo peppers / valencia oranges

CRISPY PORK BELLY CUBES / caramelized apples / white grits / braised kale / dirty sauce

SKEWERED SPICY PRAWNS / harissa / dates / labneh yogurt / pistachio

FRIED BUNS / braised lamb / sriracha aioli / pear chutney / cotija cheese

NEW ZEALAND SNAPPER / vermouth poached / truffled potato + leeks / purple chips

WHOLE CRISPY SEA BASS / choy sum / tendrils / peanuts / sichuan peppercorn sauce

DESSERT:

STRAWBERRIES ‘N’ MILK
macerated strawberry / crunchy milk / chamomile granita / strawberry gusher

BANANA CREAM PIE
banana custard / spiced plantain / wafer / sponge cake

And to end this perfect evening we danced the night away in the lounge! When we went back to Acabar the second time around we got to see Gypsy All Stars perform!

http://acabar-la.com/

Eddie Delena is the General Manager

Happy Hour is Tues. – Fri. 6-8pm
#ShareHappy

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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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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

Rivabella Ristorante West Hollywood

Dinner at RivaBella West Hollywood, fine-dining Italian concept in partnership with Michelin starred Chef Luigi Fineo.

http://www.innovativedining.com 

Sunday Supper: 3 courses/Family Style $25/person
Mondays: half off all bottle of wines

Our dinner menu included:
Crispy Herb Cured Pork Belly:Truffle Mashed Potato, Spring Onion
Roasted Octopus: Taggiasca Olive, Potato, Salsa Verde
Porcini Risotto with Black truffles Finished Tableside with 24 Month Aged Parmigiano Reggiano
Scallops Carrot Puree, Asparagus, Aged Balsamic
Lamb Loin: Sweet Corn, Snap Peas, Pearl Onion
Market Salad
Deesert: Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream

I enjoyed Rivabella so much i had to go back.  Enjoyed Happy Hour too!

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Caprese: Heirloom Tomato, Truffled Mozzarella, Salsa Verde

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Tuna Tartare: Avocado, Crispy Parmesan, Flatbread

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Meatballs RivaBella

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Yellowtail Crudo

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Dish With Trish at Scratch Bar

Dinner at Scratch Bar. Chef’s Counter tasting experience with Chef Phillip Frankland Lee. Winner of Chopped and Guy’s Grocery Games. Creative, accessible and affordable high end cuisine.

CHEF’S COUNTER

Roasted Garlic Popcorn

Lemon & Parm Kale Chips

Butter Toasted Oyster

Green Mussel Shooter

Pork Belly & Oyster

Puffed Smelt

Smoking Goat’s Milk Cheese

Blackened Cauliflower

Roasted Yet Raw Prawns

Cured Pig’s Head

Bone Marrow N’ Sourdough

Dry Aged Hanger Steak

Panna Cotta

Vanilla Ice Cream

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Five Alarm Chef

Sizzle reel shot in Tampa at the Firehouse Museum and Fire Station 1!

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Dish with Trish Chef Lionel Killens

Chef Lionel Killens made some tasty appetizers for some of the Deal or No Deal ladies cocktail party.
Make sure to visit him at Hamasaku in West LA.

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