Category Archive: tasting menu

DTLA: Tasting Menu at Shibumi

  Is it Japanese food week again on the Minty? Not quite but today I’m going to talk about my recent experience at Shibumi. There are three tasting menu (omakase) options; $65, $90… Continue reading

Recap: Mind Fish Co x Otono LA Tuna Dinner

  Recently I attended a dinner thrown by Mind Fish Co, a new canned tuna you can buy from online retailers such asĀ Amazon.com. The dinner was cooked by the brilliant chef Teresa Montano… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: Lunch at Jean-Georges with Gerard Bertrand Wines

  Recently I attended a wine masterclass and luncheon for Gerard Bertrand Wines at Jean-Georges in Beverly Hills. The restaurant is at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel which opened last year. We started our… Continue reading

Culver City: Dinner at Sushi K-Zo

  I recently checked out K-Zo for dineLA and I loved it! I had heard about K-Zo for years and was glad to have finally tried it. I ordered from the dineLA menu… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Japanese-Mexican Tasting Menu at Ainoko, Petite Taqueria

  Ainoko is the new tasting menu counter inside of Petite Taqueria. Ainoko translates to “half-breed” which Chef John-Carlos Kuramoto takes pride in being both Japanese and Mexican. He learned to cook from… Continue reading

Venice: DineLA Recap at Charcoal

        I’ve been meaning to check out Charcoal Venice for a little bit now. For those familiar with Michelin-starred Melisse, Charcoal offers an opportunity to have food from one of… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: dineLA Dinner Recap at Citizen Plus Cocktails

  Some friends and I gathered at Citizen to celebrate a birthday. Citizen was offering dineLA, the restaurant week that goes on until January 27 this year. Citizen’s $39 deal includes an appetizer,… Continue reading

DTLA: dineLA Recap of Lunch at Cleo LA Live

  Whenever dineLA, Los Angeles’ restaurant week, comes around, I spend an inordinate time figuring out lunch spots in Downtown Los Angeles. After some deliberation, we decided to head over to LA Live.… Continue reading

Silver Lake: Checking Out Burmese Food at Daw Yee Myanmar Corner

  A few years ago, I went to Daw Yee in Monterey Park when they opened and liked it well enough but never felt compelled to return. I like Burmese food and was… Continue reading

Hollywood: Tasting at Sushi of Gari

  Sushi of Gari opened about three months ago in Hollywood. It’s the first Los Angeles location for the local chain based in New York. Unlike most “traditional” Japanese restaurants, Gari serves very… Continue reading