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Little Next Door

Dinner featuring new Modern Mediterranean Menu items from Chef Kevin Luzande! I am a huge fan of Little Next Door and Chef Kevin! We had an exquisitite dining experience!!!

FIRST COURSE:
Beet Salad – creamy goat cheese, savory pitachio, mizuna apple & cider vinaigrette

Country Crouton – brie, mascarpone, glazed & candied walnut

Tuna Tartare – red pepper paste, sesame oil, shoyu, avocado, scallion & blue corn chip

Spicy Prawns – harissa, labneh, aleppo pepper & pistachio

WINE PAIRING:
Domaine Schlumberger, ‘Les Princes Abbes’, AOC Alsace, 2012
Francois Lurton ‘Les Fumees Blanches’, IGP, Cote De Gascogne 2013

SECOND COURSE:
Cauliflower Duo – cauliflower puree & caramelized cauliflower

Summer Ravioli – corn pudding, chanterelle mushrooms, chive blossom & butter nage

Salmon Risotto – zucchini & basil puree, baby squash, oven dried tomato & parmesan

Steak Frites – sterling silver top sirloin, green peppercorn reduction & pommes frites

WINE PAIRING:
Racine De La Terre, Vin De Pays d’Oc, Languedoc 2013
Chateau Goudichaud, Graves De Vayres, Bordeaux 2010

DESSERT served with Moroccan Mint Tea
Macarons
Lemon Tart
Pot De Creme
Cherry Clafoutis

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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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Pane e Vino

Pane e Vino is making a comeback!

I was a regular at Pane e Vino for 15 years. The owner, Rod Dyer became part of my family! I was so sad the day it closed, as were alot of other people. It was the kind of place that you felt like Norm from Cheers.

The Pane e Vino pop up dinner was quite the reunion! I am happy to announce it is coming back to the old Hatfield’s space on Melrose, near Highland very soon. Stay tuned!

Chef Victor’s menu included some of the signature dishes, as well as some new dishes!!! So delicious!

APPETIZERS:
Gamberetti Santa Margarita (My favorite signature dish)
secret recipe is from Italy, with polenta

Tortino di Risotto al Funghi
Mushroom risotto cake with wild mushrooms and baby greens

PASTA:
Fusili all Melanzane Scarmoza
Marinara, eggplant, and scarmoza cheese

Risotto Con Gamberetti
Creamy arborio risotto, shrimp, cherry tomatoes & lemon zest

ENTREE:
Sea Bass alla Putanesca
Flaky Sea Bass, kalamata olives, capers, tomatoes, basil, shallots and garlic served with herb roasted potatoes

Bistecca alla Fiorentina
Rib eye medallion marinated in herbs, served with sauteed spinach and herbs roasted potatoes

Petto di Pollo al Rosmarino
Chicken breast marinated in rosemary, chili flakes, garlic and lemon zest, served with roasted vegetables and chicken Au jus

DOLCE:
Panna Cotta Vaniglia
Served with raspberry sauce and seasonal berries

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Spaghettini & the Dave Koz Lounge in Beverly Hills

Amazing food and live music in Beverly Hills!

Brunch, Dinner & Social Hour
Check schedule for live music performances.

Italian-inspired California food with the finest available local and seasonal ingredients.

http://www.spaghettinibh.com/
184 N. Canon Beverly Hills, California 90210
Tel: 310.424.4600

BURRATA
strawberry jam – miso – mizuna – yuzu – toast aged balsami

AHI TUNA TARTRE
avacado – ponzu – scallion

CARNAROLI RISOTTO
mushrooms – madeira – parmigiano-reggiano – chives

SPAGHETTINI
saffron – dungeness crab – shrimp – fennel pollen

BRAISED SHORT RIBS
balsamic glaze – salsify puree – baby turnips – baby carrots

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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