M. Georgina

New restaurant at row dtla from chef melissa perello of octavia and frances opens tuesday.

M. Georgina
777 Alameda St
Los Angeles, CA 90021
213-334-4113
https://www.mgeorgina.com

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prices look very reasonable for that quality and creativity

Whoa nice. I work in downtown Tuesday. Anyone planning on going opening night?

Might try for Saturday.

Friends and family this weekend. Pleasantly surprised. Satisfying, well executed, a number of delicious things.

Kusshi - seasoned with some sort of gelatinized mignonette cube thingy. a few were sloppily shucked, but otherwise really good.

Surf Clam Diavolo - a deviled clam almost a rhode island stuffie. simple, satisfying, definitely better than the ones at Connie and Ted’s. loved these.

Kanpachi Tartare - needed more lime leaf, but bites with enough were special.

Tete de Cochon - deconstructed, almost a salad of shaved head cheese (and maybe some ear). quite good.

Crudites - simple, loved it, but not a ton going on.

Squid Ink Pita - tiny black pitas on a schmear of aioli. prob the most polarizing dish at our table, though some were super into it. for anchovy toast people.

House Levain - prefer to any Tartine bread. reminiscent of the dearly departed bread service at Mission Chinese nyc.

Chicories - bracing, very olivey. might work in the context of a meal but not on its own no.

Semolina Mafaldine - only true miss of the night. fine, not terrible, but eggplant and tomato blended together and nothing really popped. needed a cured meat or something stronger in there.

Black Cod - absolutely delicious, perfectly cooked. Simple, rich, satisfying.

Saag - comforting but a little underspiced.

Coal Potato - fun, good value, needed a little more pancetta.

Desserts - blanking on a few, most were quite good. sourdough ice cream was fire!

Really liked M. Georgina, though friends and family is tricky. Was randomly invited, but maybe there’s some unconscious bias: hard to be critical of a free meal.

With that said, the food was really well executed, and it’s stealthily more creative than it reads.

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Thanks for the early thoughts @ShadrackToussaint!

Excited about that sourdough ice cream, a great nod to San Francisco.

Reminds me of the buckwheat ice cream at Soba Ichi.