Posts tagged ‘Happy Hour’
We’ve been anxiously awaiting for Red O to open in Santa Monica and it definitely has been worth the wait!!!! It’s exactly what the neighborhood needed. Located across from the Santa Monica pier on Ocean Blvd. I love the feeling of being on vacation. Great space, atmosphere and music! #Staycation
Red O cuisine by Rick Bayless features Mexican inspired dishes. Known for their Prime Steaks and Seafood, a great selection of tequiila, cocktails & wine.
Happy Hour 4 – 6:30
3 locations: Los Angeles, Santa Monica & Newport Beach
Our menu for the evening…..
Ahi Tuna Tostada
Mary’s Duck Taquitos
Beef Short Rib Sopes
Pescado Del Dia
Mexican Street Corn
12oz Carne Asada Brava
10oz Prime Bone-In Filet Mignon
Sauteed Baby Kale & Brussel Sprouts
4th COURSE DESSERT
Dark Chocolata Ganache
Fruit Butter Cake
Goat Cheese Cheesecake
And of course I have been back again for Happy Hour and enjoyed Huevona Guacamole and Braised Short Rib Cazuelas for Tacos! Delish!!!!
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
We started outwith a tasting the following Cocktails….
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!)
rye, kummel combier, carrot syrup, beet shrub, lemon juice
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
Pork Shoulder Vindaloo Kati – malabar hot sauce, mango chutney
The Yogi – punjabi mama greens, zucchini kofta with cashew, tomato & saffron sauce
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.
Happy Hour Menu/Small Plates:
Picanha Sirloin Sliders
Warm Hearts of Palm and Spinach Dip
Grilled Beef Tenderloin Skewers
Crispy Parmesan Polenta Fries
The Brazilian Martini
My favorites are the grilled beef sirloin skewers and polenta fries!!! Great cocktails & wine too!
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
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!
Eddie Delena is the General Manager
Happy Hour is Tues. – Fri. 6-8pm
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