With Thanksgiving DOTM, I knew a stop at Gjusta was in order.
Their rotating Salads featured some interesting ones today:
Okinawan Sweet Potato Salad:
Paging @bulavinaka @MaladyNelson. Gjusta has made a new Okinawan Sweet Potato Salad! First off, the Okinawan Sweet Potatoes were cooked just right, long enough to create this really deep sweet, caramelized taste! Besides being gorgeous to look at, they had a Yogurt & Chives Dressing that really balanced out the sweetness of the Okinawan Sweet Potato.
And just in time for Thanksgiving dish of the month theme.
Walnut & Dandelion Mixed Green Salad:
We loved their new Walnut & Dandelion Mixed Greens Salad. The Dandelion Greens have a nice spicy but bitter taste to them, which is refreshingly standout, mixed with a Balsamic Dressing, Roasted Walnuts, and Aged Provolone. Great salad!
Roast Turkey Butcher (with Au Jus):
Imagine the purity and total focus of what “Roasted Turkey” should be, distilled down to a single bite, and you have Gjusta’s amazing Roast Turkey Butcher Sandwich.
It is just as astounding as the last time we had it, and easily the best Turkey dish we’ve had this year so far. Juicy, moist, tender slices of Turkey (lean and fatty sections) layered beautifully on their freshly baked Housemade Baguette Bread, which has a unique crunch on the outside with a pillowy soft interior.
Considering that they fresh roast their Turkey daily, this isn’t some pre-processed, bland, soulless “Turkey Breast” found at most Sandwich shops. This is really Fresh Roasted Turkey.
A drizzle of Olive Oil and then the Turkey Au Jus served on the side to dip the Sandwich in:
WOW! You have the ultimate Turkey Sandwich that puts to shame every other Turkey Sandwich we’ve ever tried. It is really that amazing!
Their Turkey Au Jus is like pure Turkey Broth, clean and full of Turkey essence and flavor!
Chocolate, Espresso, Almond Cookie:
We picked up a few for friends, and decided to try one as well. This is a good Cookie, Dark Chocolate dominates the flavor with barely a hint of Espresso (I wished there was more), with a nice crunch and back notes from the Almonds.
Marie de Choirga Pumpkin Pie:
Gjusta delivers so much goodness already, we had to see how their new seasonal Pumpkin Pie was (that’s 3 Thanksgiving-themed dishes for DOTM on this visit! ;)).
Their Marie de Choirga Pumpkin Pie was quite tasty! One of the best Pumpkin Pies we’ve had in recent memory, but note that we don’t really eat Pumpkin Pie that often.
It was creamy, nice Pumpkin flavor, Cloves and a balanced sweetness. I love their Carrot Cake more, but that is legendary. Still a great Pumpkin Pie.
320 Sunset Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
Tel: (310) 314-0320