Posts tagged ‘cuisine’

Sambar in Culver City

Sambar’s Indian cuisine is a great addition to Culver City! Chef/Owner Akasha Richmond has introduced traditional flavors and new twists to the menu!

Yes, it is the same owner as Akasha located a few doors away!

Open for lunch & dinner and Happy Hour 4-7pm

http://www.sambarcc.com/

We started outwith a tasting the following Cocktails….

Sacred Row
sloane’s gin, yogurt & apricot liquer, lemon, honey, egg white, saffron bitters, pistachio crumble (I am usually not a cocktail girl, but I really liked this drink. It enhanced the flavors of the dishes we had!)

The Maharaja
rye, kummel combier, carrot syrup, beet shrub, lemon juice

MalabarCoast
old monk rum, banana liqueur, pineapple, cocnut water, jaggery, lime, sambar bitters

Street Food & Snacks:
Sevpuri Chaat – teff puris, green mango, avocado, red onion, pomegranate-mint chutney, tamarind chutney, sev

Quinoa Pancake (uttapam) & Sambar 8 – red onion & tomato chutney, hempseed chutney, sesame gunpowder

Kati Rolls:
Pork Shoulder Vindaloo Kati – malabar hot sauce, mango chutney

Thali Rolls:
The Yogi – punjabi mama greens, zucchini kofta with cashew, tomato & saffron sauce

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Fogo de Chao Downtown Los Angeles

Fogo de Chao has 35 locations! This being the 35th, second in LA! Love the new downtown location! Its in heart of downtown. Kind of feels like your in NY. Definitely a hot spot. Perfect place for lunch, dinner or happy hour! Happy Hour is from 4:30 – 6:30 Mon. thru Fri.

http://www.fogodechao.com/

Happy Hour Menu/Small Plates:
Picanha Sirloin Sliders
Warm Hearts of Palm and Spinach Dip
Grilled Beef Tenderloin Skewers
Crispy Parmesan Polenta Fries
Charcuterie Board

Cocktails:
Fogo Caipirinha
The Brazilian Martini

My favorites are the grilled beef sirloin skewers and polenta fries!!! Great cocktails & wine too!

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Estiatorio Milos Las Vegas in the Cosmopolitan Hotel

The Greek food here brings me back home! They’re known for their seafood! Cooked or raw its always prepared just right. Everything is!!!

We enjoyed the lunch menu…..

Raw-lavraki (Mediterranean bass) sashimi with olive oil

Tomato Salad-feta cheese, seasoned with Greek herbs & extra virgin olive oil

Grilled Octopus-sashimi quality Mediterranean octopus, charcoal-broiled.

Milos Special-Lightly fried zucchini, eggplant, tzatziki and kefalograviera cheese

Lavraki-grilled Mediterranean bass

Shrimp Saganaki-cous cous, tomato and feta

The Real Greek Yogurt

2010 Assyrtico-Sauvignon Blanc, Domaine Biblia Chora, Pangee

There are 5 locations in Las Vegas, Montreal, New York, Miami and Athens. There will be a sixth location in London as of Spring 2015.

Dish with Trish

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As a proud Greek girl from Chicago, I have always been very passionate about food!  I grew up watching my family make all of our food from scratch and run restaurants and bakeries from the ground up.  Everything from traditional cuisine to deep dish pizza and juicy burgers to high end sushi; food has been something that has always brought me together with my family and friends.  I thoroughly enjoy the process of preparing a meal at home, taking in the ambiance of a fancy restaurant, or letting loose at a backyard barbeque.  The experience that surrounds food is always what makes a meal the most memorable to me.  My favorite thing to do is to try something new and then spread that to as many people as I can, as quickly as possible!  This idea and finding those amazing places where a table of two can rapidly turn into a table of twenty is what helped inspire my passion project, “Dishwith Trish”, an entertainment piece that exposes all the food, culture and parts of life that people are missing for themselves.  It gives me the ability to spread the joy that I experience to others and give people an opportunity to open themselves up, becomfortable, and see what life can really bring with it!

To learn more about me please visit my website http://www.PatriciaKara.com

And to subscribe to my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePatriciaKara

 

 

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Dish with Trish at Red O Restaurant- Mexican Cuisine

All the yumminess that we had…

Tasting of Guacamole (LOVED ALL OF THEM!!)
Classic Guacamole – Chunky avocado, tomatoes, onions, fresh lime juice, cilantro & serrano chiles
Macha Guacamole – Arbol chiles, roasted garlic, tomatoes, onion & toasted peanuts
Yuzu Guacamole – Tomatoes, yuzu juice, shishito peppers, cilantro
Pomegranate-Walnut Guacamole: Toasted walnuts, pomegranate seeds, sun dried tomatoes

Mary’s Duck Taquitos – Slow-cooked duck leg, tomato-árbol chile sauce, wild baby arugula (SO TASTY!!!)

Braised Short Rib Cazuelas for Tacos – Slow-braised 1855 certified angus beef short rib,
Colorado sauce, Weiser Farms pee wee potatoes, haricot verts, frisee

Bloomsdale Spinach & Mushrooms Cazuelas for Tacos – Shiitake, oyster & cremini mushrooms, caramelized red onions, garlic mojo, organic bloomsdale spinach, runner beans, queso fresco

Wood grilled 8 oz Filet Mignon, chipotle crema, cotija mashed yukon gold potatoes, grilled knob onions (MY FAVE!!!)

12 oz Wood Grilled Prime Ribeye – Adobo marinated prime ribeye, oven roasted Weiser Farms pee wee potatoes, grilled asparagus

Grilled Alaskan Halibut, white bean puree, yellow corn esquites, guajillo chimichurri

Garlic marinated Maine lobster tail, cilantro-fennel rice, charred Mexican knob onions, slow roasted baby fennel, Tajin butter

Mexican Street Corn – Deconstructed with cotija, serrano-cilantro crema (DELISH!!!)

Red Chile Kale – Lollipop kale, guajillo chile sauce, local potatoes, añejo cheese (COULDN’T GET ENOUGH OF IT!!!)

Fried Sweet Plantains – Homemade sour cream, fresh cheese (YUM!!!)

You really can’t go wrong.  Everything was so delish!!!

I am usually not a fan of tequila, but after trying some at Red O I can easily be persuaded!

*Melrose Happy Hour Sunday through Friday from 5pm – 6:30pm

I really enjoyed the live band playing Gypsy Kings music (My favorite).

There’s also another Red O location in Newport Beach (that’s my next stop). I’ve heard it’s worth the trip! (hint, hint)

www.redorestaurant.com/

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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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Dish With Trish at Petros Restaurant

http://youtu.be/83Y5Kj_CAYs

Petros Greek Cuisine & Lounge in Manhattan Beach

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