Staycation on the Rivera

Blood Sugar Sex Magic

I have over 40 vacation days right now. Sadly, I don’t have any upcoming long vacations but I do have a couple of short get-aways planned. In the meantime, people have been tossing around the word “staycation.” What better staycation than drinks and food at a posh restaurant that transports you (not literally) to a sexy beach resort. My favorite cocktail is the Blood Sugar Sex Magic. A vacation in a glass. Ahh.

foie gras truffle soup

I didn’t know what to make of this soup at first but it sure is tasty with gently bobbing bits of foie gras and shaved truffles.

choros al vapor

tortillas florales

I’ve been on a mussels kick lately. These mussels were plump and had the most addicting sauce. We had already eaten most of our tortillas (so pretty with the flowers) so I wish I had some left to sop up the delicious buttery sauce.

flan de elote


The elote flan with the quinoa was so delicate and lovely. And I didn’t mind the tamal even though it’s a bit strange looking as it’s so flat and large. It was a big loving envelope of braised short ribs.

Who needs desserts when you’re a cocktailian?

Rivera Restaurant

1050 South Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015-5100
(213) 749-1460