Posts tagged ‘oysters’

STK Las Vegas in the Cosmopolitan Hotel

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STK LAS VEGAS in the COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL

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Bonnie and I enjoying a wonderful dinner! Everything from the side dishes to the main entrees were flavorful and delicious, along with great music filling the air!

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BEET SALAD- arugula – pistachio pesto – goat cheese

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BEEF TARTARE * black truffle – sliced radish – soy caramel

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SHELLFISH PLATTER – 2 oysters/ 2 pickled shrimp / alaskan king crab / 1/4 maine lobster

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SEARED BIG EYE TUNA * wasabi potato – maitake – sweet miso jus

LOIN STRIP

Mac & Cheese, Spiced Maple Carrots, Haricot Vert Soy Glazed

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Dessert – Sweet Potato Donut with Maple Glaze and Candied Pecans

I had been to STK Los Angeles and STK New York awhile back and remember it being really good. STK Las Vegas reminded me how good!!! Looks like I will be going back a lot more often.

It was great to meet the man behind it all.  The ONE Group Executive Chef, Stephen Hopcraft at STK Las Vegas. He is also recognizable from Bravo TV’s “Top Chef” contestant and Food Network’s “Chefs vs. City”.

THANK YOU!!!

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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
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