May 2018 Weekend Rundown


#82

Agree. Chef Laurent Quenioux, Chef Christophe Eme and Chef Ludo Lefebvre (Bastide & L’Orangerie days, and hopefully Petit Trois Valley soon) are the haute French gastronomic masters of L.A.


#83

Pastrami Reuben from canters and a Mac 12 dram nightcap


#84

fatty fatty - boozy boozy - fun night!


#85

Bacon cheddar biscuits with spicy sausage gravy at Crema in Monterey.

The biscuits were a little dense, but I would drink GALLONS of that gravy.

Breaded and grilled local sand dabs at Cafe Fina in Monterey.

Cafe Fina is a little dated and touristy since it’s right on the wharf, but this dish was tasty and I like that they work with Monterey Bay Aquarium and serve sustainably caught seafood. It’s our usual lunch spot after going whale watching up there.


#86

Lazy Friday afternoon snack for me and the boy. I know melons are not quite in season, but it’s okay, they are wrapped in delicious porkiness.


#87

Drove out to Sherman Oaks to try Malawach, fried savory pastry/pancake at Toast Cafe. First time to try this Israeli Yemenite breakfast dish and it was alright for a baseline at $13.

The light green drink was just my thing — a frozen mint lemonade slushy concoction called “Limonana” $5.

In the coming months I’ll be trying more versions of Malawach and leading up to the $$$ upscaled ones at Kismet and Bavel.


#88

Thanks for the report on this version at Toast. Definitely give the one at Kismet a try, it’s my favorite right now. :slight_smile:


#89

Smashed a tagliatelle bolognese at pasta sister Culver City last night w a glass of Chianti.

First time to the new space, it’s quite lovely and fun.

Bread great as always.


#90

Awesome. I did the original Pasta Sisters (Pico-Arlington). Food-wise, the taste at the original location is still just a tad better than the newer Culver City location.


#91

I-Naba

Sayori sashimi, very nice quality product, the technique could be better and it was slightly chewy

Shrimp tempura and renkon, nice

Scallop :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes: wow, perfection with a little dab in the plain salt


Asparagus…

Ground shrimp shiso and chicken shiso :heart_eyes: both we’re very good, love the subtle clean flavors of both

Uni, shiso and nori :nauseated_face:

Zucchini stuffed with eel :heart_eyes: the first piece I scalded the roof of my mouth, but it was worth it. This is really nice, again sweet zucchini and a clean eel flavor.


#92

Great report @A5KOBE !

Were you at their chef’s counter?


#93

Yeah, chefs counter.


#94

How funny; we just did the exact same thing last weekend for a party! We were surprised at how sweet the melons were (which I think we got from our local Ralphs).


#95

The boy: Me and my fiends are going to the mall to get something to eat.
Me: No you are not! Tell them theyre coming over for brats and watermelon, then you all go to the mall.

Happy Memorial Day! :us:


#96

Papaya, watermelon, pineapple with Tanjin and lime. The Rancho Park fruit guy is great.


#97

Lovely


#98

What? Never has one person mentioned - let alone given a shout out to - a chicken salad sandwich at Oinkster! As a person who growing up thought lunch meant a chicken salad sandwich, I must try this.


#99

Apparently, @PorkyBelly, purple isn’t a fruit… it’s a yam.


#100

Can I get a whoop whoop?


#101

I used to really like the Oinkster’s Chicken Salad Sandwich (though, TBH, I pretty much went for the fries and house aioli).