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
Celebrated my birthday (Feb. 25th) in Las Vegas!
It’s a friends birthday on the same day. He had his bash in Vegas for the weekend. We were staying at Palm Resort Casino, had dinner at N9NE Steakhouse, went dancing at Ghost Bar and enjoyed the rest of the time in the Hardwood Suite where they were staying. Full bar, more food and shooting hoops on the basketball court (in the suite). It was AWESOME!!!
N9ne Rock Shrimp
crispy, spicy sriracha sauce, lemon aioli
Point Judith Calamari
fried, cherry peppers, lemon, spicy marinara
market fresh fish, shrimp, tobiko caviar, fresno chili, jalapeño, soy sauce, wasabi, pickled ginger
12oz. Filet Mignon
Dish With Trish is having a burger kind of day!
Stout’s Truffle Shuffle burger hit the spot along with sweet potato fries and a big giant pretzel (off the menu) served with our choice of 3 sauces: Horseradish (my favorite), Chipotle Ketchup, & Bell Spread.
After all that yumminess, the great thing was being able to walk it off and sight see while in Santa Monica. Location is in the heart of everything from the beach, 3rd St. Promenade, SM Pier and much much more!
TRUFFLE SHUFFLE (Sauteed Mushrooms / Brie / Truffle Aioli)
THE MORNING AFTER (Rosemary Bacon / Egg Over Easy / Aged Cheddar / Chipotle Ketchup)
Red WIne: Las Rocas, Bridlewood
STK LAS VEGAS in the COSMOPOLITAN HOTEL
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!
BEET SALAD- arugula – pistachio pesto – goat cheese
BEEF TARTARE * black truffle – sliced radish – soy caramel
SHELLFISH PLATTER – 2 oysters/ 2 pickled shrimp / alaskan king crab / 1/4 maine lobster
SEARED BIG EYE TUNA * wasabi potato – maitake – sweet miso jus
Mac & Cheese, Spiced Maple Carrots, Haricot Vert Soy Glazed
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”.
Dinner at Mastro’s Ocean Club in Malibu on Pacific Coast Highway.
Baked lobster Roll wrapped in soy paper, Shrimp Cocktail, Brussel Sprouts, Twin Lobster Tails, Petite Filet, J Lohr Red WIne.
I usually don’t have room for dessert, but i couldn’t resist their signature dish warm butter cake!
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Dinner at RivaBella West Hollywood, fine-dining Italian concept in partnership with Michelin starred Chef Luigi Fineo.
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
Deesert: Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream
I enjoyed Rivabella so much i had to go back. Enjoyed Happy Hour too!
Caprese: Heirloom Tomato, Truffled Mozzarella, Salsa Verde
Tuna Tartare: Avocado, Crispy Parmesan, Flatbread