I knew this place would be expensive but I was still shocked at the prices and qpr; it makes angler seem like a bargain. But looking at spago’s prices, maybe par for the course for this area?
bread, butter, almond ricotta, olive oil
The sourdough bread had a soft and fluffy crumb with a great crispy crust but the condiments may have been even better. Loved dipping the bread in the cold, creamy ricotta. One of the best bread courses in the city.
insalata di mare - seafood salad, seasonal rainbow beets
The salad was filled with delicious and perfectly cooked scallops, prawns, razor clams, and calamari. Some of the calamari was fried to provide a nice crunchy contrast that reminded me of croutons, brilliant. Maybe could have used a touch of acid to balance out the sweetness. Highlight @Omotesando
spaghetto cacciucco and scarpetta, shellfish, bottarga, meyer lemon
This was one of the best dishes I’ve had this year. The sauce was described as being made from tomatoes and lobster but it tasted so much more than that. Intense, briny, sweet with just a hint of bitterness from the bottarga? Like the best cioppino broth you’ve ever had but richer, more concentrated and way better. The spaghetti was on the firm side exactly the way I like it. And what might have been my favorite part of the dish was the piece of crunchy and spongy ciabatta (la scarpetta) that came on the side for you to sop up all that sauce. My plate was wiped clean. Must order @Chowseeker1999, @Bookwich, @TheCookie, @NYCtoLA, @butteredwaffles, @A5KOBE, @foodshutterbug
tortellini, parmigiano reggiano sauce
The tortellini was stuffed with veal, pork, and mortadella, and was a bit on the dry side. The pasta was quite al dente bordering on under-cooked. The sauce was delicious but very rich.
emilia burger - beef sirloin, cotechino, salsa verde, balsamic mayonnaise
Just okay, wouldn’t order this again.
cod as milanese, farmer’s market tomato terrine
The flaky moist cod had an incredibly crunchy panko crust. eating this with the tomato terrine reminded me of eating fish sticks and ketchup when I was a kid–in the best possible way.
strawberry fields forever, chamomile meringue
At 20 bucks this was quite possibly the most expensive quenelle of sorbet I’ve ever had. Good but not 20 dollars good.
347 N Rodeo Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210