New Dates for The Coconut Club Tiki Popup in March
The Coconut Club kicks off another month with their tiki popup on March 6-8 at a new location, the classic Vagabond’s House in Westlake. The $170 ticket includes food, drinks, taxes, fees and gratuity– not to mention entertainment and a grand experience.
Here’s a look back at the wonderful meal I enjoyed last October held at Sonny’s Hideaway.
After a welcome punch and mingling, we sat down to a festive supper club complete with a mini gong and smooth-talkin’ emcee.
Ti’ Punch – rum, five spice syrup, lime, pineapple upside-down ice
I loved the tongue-in-cheek humor of presenting a variety of pineapples. Everything from the pineapple-shaped bun and pat of butter to a skewer of various “pineapple” things.
Potpourri of Pineapple included a chunk of fresh pineapple, dried baby pineapple, pine flavored chunk of apple and a clear Haribo gold bear.
The Coconut Club Cocktail – Selvarey white rum, passion fruit, citrus juices, maraschino liqueur, coconut-macadamia-cardamom foam.
The Hokey Poke (pronounced “pokey”) with tuna, turmeric, scallion, taro chip, avocado-coconut mousse, raw coconut cream, fennel blossoms was one of my favorite dishes of the night.
As a special treat, homemade falernum soda was passed around. It was a great thing to sip on with the flavorful food.
My little heart desires many tastes so pupu platters are a nifty way to fulfill that want. The Coconut Club served a piece of “spam” (yam), chicken wing and duck bao. My favorite was definitely the chicken wing. How did Chef Andy Windak get that wing so crispy?
LAVA – Benesin mezcal, Campari, Wild Hibiscus syrup, grapefruit, cinnamon, lime, black lava salt, candied hibiscus.
Next came the smoked baby octopus with chili pepper, watermelon cucumber, tomatoes and purslane. It was a great salad course with a funny little umbrella sticking out of the baby octopus. Poor thing. Still, I’m gonna eat you… mmm, little tentacles!
When you can get a snack with your drink, it’s a beautiful thing. This was my favorite drink of the night! The lovely pineapple-infused Capurro pisco made a wonderful pisco sour-pina colada. And with traditional Peruvian Amagro Chuncho bitters.
The Piscolada – pineapple-infused Capurro pisco, coconut-lemongrass syrup, lime, egg white, Amargo Chuncho bitters, coconut shrimp.
Calling this one earth and turf, the Kurobuta pork belly came with macadamia mashed potato, coffee sauce and asparagus. It was comforting and just the right amount before we rolled out of there.
But first! A couple of desserts. We had the mai tai gelee which came on a oyster shell. It was super cute and fun.
But the wowsers dessert was the volcano (rum baba) cake. Everyone had their individual cakes so the chorus of oohs came from every corner of the table.
What are you waiting for? Get your tiki drink and food on!
at Vagabond’s House
2505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057
- Friday, March 6
- Saturday, March 7
- Sunday, March 8
© The Minty 2015