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Nice N Easy at Four Seasons Hotel

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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

 

 

 

 

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The Little Door Santa Monica

The Little Door in Santa Monica is the perfect spot for date night, very romantic setting! Love the scallops, foie gras, risotto, fine wine & great cocktails! Already been back for more!

http://thelittledoorsm.com/

Menu the first time at The Little Door:

Winter Apple Bourbon Bellini
Wild Arugula, Pink Lady Apple, Dried Cranberries & Gorgonzola Cheese, Walnut Vinaigrette and Candied Walnuts

Baby Kale, Shaved Brussel Sprouts, Crispy Pancetta & Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese, Aged Balsamic Vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Pomegranate Margarita

Seared Foie Gras, Baguette French Toast, Pomegranate and Ginger Coulis, Toasted Walnuts, Chervil Salad
Sauternes

Grilled marinated Octopus with Espelette Pepper, Roasted Garlic & Greek Oregano, Green Lentils,Shaved Fennel and Warm Saffron Fingerling Potato Salad

Spicy Ahi Tuna Tartare with a Shaved Fennel Salad, Brioche Toast and Green Olive Tapenade
Sancerre

Sesame Seared Day Boat Scallops, Red Beet and Horseradish Sauce, Braised Leeks, Carrot Flan and Sugar Snap Peas

Couscous “Royale” with Lamb Stew, Lamb Chops, Chicken & Merguez Sausage, Harissa and Onion Confit
Halter Ranch Syrah

Grilled Mediterranean Wild Sea Bass, Saffron Espelette Sauce,Torro Risotto with Sundried Tomatoes, Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Baby Carrots

Farro Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms and Gorgonzola Cheese, English Peas, Baby Carrots and Toasted Walnuts
Chauteauneuf Du Pape

Tarte Tatin Chocolate Molten Cake

Coconut Cheesecake House-made Pear Brandy Sparkling Peach Infused Italian Moscato

Second go around menu:

Cocktails
Cucumber Martini: Aviation Gin, Cucumber, Fresh Mint

Old Boy: Verbena Infused Beluga Vodka, Stewed Raspberries, Strawberries, and Lingonberries, and Fresh Lemon

Seasonal Rhubarb: Vodka, Organic Rhubarb, Fresh Lemon

4 Pepper Smoke: El Silencio Mezcal, Organic Smoked Spicy Peppers, Agave, Gran Classico Bitters, Smoked Salt Rim

Pomegranate Margarita: Schaner Farms freshly squeezed organic Pomegranate Juice, Dos Armadillos Blanco Tequila, Cointreau, Fresh Lime

Michael, the Bar Manager, has a close relationship with Chef T. Nicholas Peter and he sources ingredients from Farmers’ Markets to craft his cocktails in a way that compliments the menu.

Menu Items
Mezze: assorted Mediterranean appetizers, served with homemade pita, flatbread, kibbeh, falafel, and spanakopita

Foie Gras “Torchon”: Harry’s Berries Strawberries and Aged Balsamic Reduction, Toasted Hazelnuts and Black Truffle Brioche Toast

Tuna Tartar: Spicy Ahi Tuna Tartar with Shaved Fennel Salad, Green Olive Tapenade, and Brioche Toast

Grilled Spanish Octopus: Marinated Baby Artichokes, Kalamata Olives and Oregano Smoked Garlic and red Wine Vinaigrette, Grilled Fresh Torpedo Onions

Pistachio Crusted Sea Scallops: Blood Orange and Ginger Sauce, Carrot Flan, and Sugar Snap Peas

Black Truffle Farro Risotto: Local spring vegetables (Baby carrots, marinated artichokes, snap peas, asparagus, broccolini), porcini mushrooms, and aged balsamic reduction

Beignets and Lemon Tart platter

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Terrine

Love the Cali-Style Brasserie! Enjoy dinner & French wines in the main dining area, bar or garden! (Location is the former Pane e Vino).

Open 7 days a week, Brunch Fri. – Sun.
http://www.Terrinela.com
8265 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048

We enjoyed their most popular dishes…

Brussel Sprouts Salad – Pedro Ximenez, Pecan, Braeburns,Dates, Pecorino

Octopus – Toasted Broccoli, Burrata, Sunflower Seeds, Salasa Calabrese

Agnolotti – Truffled Rice Filling, Hazelnuts, Hen Of the Wood Mushrooms,Parmesan

Herb Spaetzle – Wild Mushrooms,Scallions, Pecorino, Farm Egg

Bavette Steak 10 oz with Fries

White Wine – Sauvignon, Menetou-Salon 2012 , Jean Tellier

Red Wine – Syrah-Grenache, Corbières 2011, Chateau La Bastide

Red Wine – Cote de Bordeaux 2012, Duc des Nauves, Chateaux Le Puy

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.

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
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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 UpperWest

Dishin’ with Chef Nick at Upper West!
HAPPY HOUR: Everyday from 5-7 PM, All Night Monday!
50% OFF all Bottles of Wine on Tuesday.
Special 3 Course Dinners on Wednesday-just $36.
http://www.theupperwest.com/‎

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