interesting pop-up from junya yamasaki, the chef who brought us the yess aquatic food truck in the arts district. the b&m will be opening soon but in the meantime he’s doing pop-up tasting menu dinners at a location that will turn into a “listening bar” once the restaurant opens up.
i enjoyed the tasting menu except for the underdressed salad. the very flavorful vegan monk’s chirashi was a surprise highlight. the sashimi with uni “oboro” was pretty unique and loved the soy cured egg yolk with the steak.
Will do. Last we went was Nov 2021 so it’s been a while too. But sub 125 ish$ tasting menus where I don’t need to think of anything or be in the mood for a particular genre of food tend to be my favorite way to eat (and what I think we’re missing most in LA) so I have a soft spot for O&W
It was very fun and tasty! Maybe a liiiiitle carb heavy for us (potato croquette, pasta course, split one of the risotto supplement, cornbread, there was a rice and lentil situation with the main fish, and a surprise polenta course)
Flavors were right and it’s nice to go to a dinner in LA that still feels like every dish is a surprise and actually changes often at that price point.