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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

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Saint Martha Restaurant in Koreatown

Dinner at Saint Martha restaurant in Koreatown
http://www.saintmartharestaurant.com/

Chef Nick Erven cooked up an amazing dining experience! We had many courses, each paired with a wine tasting. Mary Thompson, the Sommelier put together the list of wines. It was perfection! It exceeded my expectations!!!

Our menu for the evening:
*Sea urchin “tataki” with avocado mousse, hearts of palm and seaweed doritos

*Octopus with Koshihikari rice, sauce nero, lardo and espelette

*Steak and oyster tartare with champagne sabayon and bone marrow beignets

*Santa Barbara spot prawn tartare with market melons, burnt orange oil and pink salt

*Diver Scallop with black trumpet mushrooms, endive, white yam puree and smoked dulse

*Crispy chicken thigh with steelcut oats, carrots, pickled dates and Moorish spices

*Striped bass with heirloom tomato tartare, pickled eggplant and popcorn purée

*Pecan wood smoked brisket with hoisin, tiny lettuce and root vegetables

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