Erven Killed it Last Night

Wow!!! Even better than my first visit. Was blown away.

– Soft tofu with brussels sprouts, pickled garlic ponzu, lime cured onion and popcorn

– Shredded cabbage pancake with braised eggplant, chili hoisin

– Onion bread pudding with mushroom chili, broccoli and spicy squash spread
– Falafel with apricot-ginger mostarda, dried olive and smoked paprika
– The piece de resistance was the Eggplant dish, shown above, that was umami-to-the-max, somehow a veggie equivalent of a really fine Waygu.

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Looks divine! I’m curious if it was crowded when you went? An under the radar restaurant at the moment!

It was crowded.
We walked in (sans reservation) at about 8:30 - there was only one open table.
Once the Gold-ster chimes in, soon a little bird tells me, it will be quite a hard table to get I think. Don’t know if they plan to serve in the upstairs “balcony” 'cause the downstairs does not have a whole lot of table space.

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Oh, the bread pudding sounds lovely!

Such a coincidence you did a re-review. I ate at Au Lac (the DTLA location) last weekend (too lazy to post a mini-review in the rundown), and I couldn’t help but think that I enjoyed my one visit to Erven SO much more…

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Gold Got There
Gold Loved It

http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-fo-gold-review-erven-20161121-story.html

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Great minds… And palates.

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