New Dates for The Coconut Club Tiki Popup in March

The Coconut Club

The Coconut Club

 

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.

pineapple shaped bun and matching butter

pineapple shaped bun and matching butter

 

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

potpourri of pineapple

Potpourri of Pineapple included a chunk of fresh pineapple, dried baby pineapple, pine flavored chunk of apple and a clear Haribo gold bear.

 

Coconut Club Cocktail

Coconut Club Cocktail

 

The Coconut Club Cocktail – Selvarey white rum, passion fruit, citrus juices, maraschino liqueur, coconut-macadamia-cardamom foam.

Hokey Poke

Hokey Poke

 

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.

homemade falernum soda

homemade falernum soda

As a special treat, homemade falernum soda was passed around. It was a great thing to sip on with the flavorful food.

pupu platter

pupu platter

 

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

LAVA

 LAVA – Benesin mezcal, Campari, Wild Hibiscus  syrup, grapefruit, cinnamon, lime, black lava salt, candied hibiscus.

smoked baby octopus

smoked baby octopus

 

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!

 

The Piscolada

The Piscolada

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.

earth and turf

earth and turf

 

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.

mai tai gelee

mai tai gelee

 

But first! A couple of desserts. We had the mai tai gelee which came on a oyster shell. It was super cute and fun.

volcano cake

volcano cake

 

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!

The Coconut Club

at Vagabond’s House

2505 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90057

Buy Tickets!

  • Friday, March 6
  • Saturday, March 7
  • Sunday, March 8

 

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