Simone is the new arts district restaurant from jessica largey, the former cdc of trois macaron manresa.
The menu is pretty vegetation-forward with plenty of succulents, seeds and grains which should please all the vegan-hamsters.
burrata, plum confit, nigella, purslane, mint
This was fine, the plum confit was a little too sweet.
charred squash, nectarine, macadamia salsa macha
I enjoyed the celery root puree, but the chili oil on the bottom kind of overpowered everything. fine.
avocado, abalone toast, yuzu cucumbers
Delicous. Umami and flavor bomb #fbomb. I think there was some shiitakes in there too.
FTC confession - i’ve never ordered avocado toast until tonight.
hoja santa sturgeon, roasted corn, blistered shishitos
Wow. Highlight of the night. The best damn cooked fish dish I’ve had in a long time. The sturgeon was firm and moister than judi dench at a neil diamond concert.
Very generous portion of three filets wrapped in hoja santa leaves. The leaves gave the fish a unique liquorice/herb-y flavor. The corn puree was made with the husks and had a sweet, smoky chipotle flavor.
japanese cheesecake, umeboshi, pluot
449 S Hewitt St
Los Angeles, CA 90013