Posts tagged ‘shrimp’

Fogo de Chao Downtown Los Angeles

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.

http://www.fogodechao.com/

Happy Hour Menu/Small Plates:
Picanha Sirloin Sliders
Warm Hearts of Palm and Spinach Dip
Grilled Beef Tenderloin Skewers
Crispy Parmesan Polenta Fries
Charcuterie Board

Cocktails:
Fogo Caipirinha
The Brazilian Martini

My favorites are the grilled beef sirloin skewers and polenta fries!!! Great cocktails & wine too!

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N9NE Steakhouse at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas

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!!!

MENU:

N9ne Rock Shrimp
crispy, spicy sriracha sauce, lemon aioli

Point Judith Calamari
fried, cherry peppers, lemon, spicy marinara

Sashimi N9ne
market fresh fish, shrimp, tobiko caviar, fresno chili, jalapeño, soy sauce, wasabi, pickled ginger

Lobster Tail

12oz. Filet Mignon

Red Wine

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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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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.

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!!!

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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Michael Mina Restaurant Experience

Michael Mina restaurants are quite the amazing experience!  Loved the food & service! They have 20 restaurants nationwide.  I had dinner at the Las Vegas location in the Bellagio Hotel!  www.MichaelMina.net

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Maine Lobster Pot Pie Baby vegetables, Truffle-Lobster Cream

Rack of Lamb Special

Rack of Lamb Special

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Ahi Tuna Hudson Valley Foie Gras, crispy potato, Chanterelle

shrimp tortellini shrimp tortellini hawaiian blue prawn, saffron rouille

Shrimp Tortellini Hawaiian Blue Prawn, Saffron Rouille

Ricotta cheese and honey dip
Ricotta cheese and honey dip

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