mozaic restaurant in ubud, bali.
Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
spanish restaurant smoke.oil.salt on melrose serves amazing catalan food.
you can read more about the ten course tasting they served on their one-year anniversary in this blog post.
7274 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
1521 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
3500 W 6th St #101, Los Angeles, CA 90010
all'acqua is very near and dear to us. it is within walking distance of our home and we were full of anticipation as we watched it slowly transform from an empty fast food chain to the wonderful neighborhood italian restaurant that it is.
3280 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039
for a recent trip to las vegas, i decided to make reservations at a restaurant i've been wanting to try for quite awhile now: L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon at the MGM Grand. we did the seasonal discovery menu, which is ten courses for $168 per person (the amuse bouche and coffee at the end each count as a course). we also did the wine pairing, which is an additional $120 per person.
2121 E 7th Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90021
marugame monzo in little tokyo.
329 E 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
a welcome addition to the silverlake area, zach pollack's alimento
1710 Silver Lake Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
i have an intense love of seafood, and one of my favorite things from the sea is uni, or sea urchin. maruhide marine products is actually a major distributor of uni and turned their store in torrance into a restaurant! you can tell the space wasn't exactly planned as a restaurant, and it seems vastly underutilized, but it serves its purpose.
we started our meal with the grilled squid, another favorite of mine. after that, there was uni in everything. everyone in our party had either the sea urchin bowl, or the chirashi bowl. these came with a very small salad (with flecks of sea urchin in the dressing) and a small soup (very bland, also with small flecks of uni). the uni and fresh sashimi in the bowls were delightful. one of the best chirashi bowls i've had. we also shared the uni cream pasta and an order of the uni-marinated squid.
anyone who appreciates (or loves!) sea urchin should definitely try to stop by here. make a reservation though, there aren't many seats and the wait can be long.
2130 Redondo Beach Boulevard, Torrance, CA 90504
josef centeno's orsa & winston
122 W 4th St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
my brother invited us to have dinner with him and his wife at a place called feng mao 2. it's the second outpost of feng mao mutton kebab, a northern chinese-korean restaurant specializing in grilled skewered meats.
while there are lots of cooked dishes on the menu, but we stuck with the kebab. there is a variety of options, from pork to chicken to lamb (and all of their respective offals) to seafood to vegetables. as with any korean restaurant, there are lots of little banchan to start, and of course, beer. i love that there is dodgers branded hite! the skewers are metal and sharp, and all the ingredients come dressed in a combo of spices, mostly cumin and chili, but is not particularly spicy.
there are two tiers for cooking, with the lower one being hotter and faster. it took some time to figure out what worked best for what cuts, but in the end it was a fun and super tasty experience. definitely a place i intend on visiting again.
414 S Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90020
michael voltaggio's ink.
8360 Melrose Ave #107, Los Angeles, CA 90069