Tag Archive: italian

Cambridge: RendezVous

After getting back to Cambridge from Boston, I went over to RendezVous. I wasn’t particularly hungry as I had dim sum at Empire Garden and split a bunch of oysters and a lobster… Continue reading

DTLA: Towne Now Open

I was recently invited to check out the newly opened Towne Food & Drink. I am always excited about new options for lunch and dinner in Downtown and Towne is fairly close to… Continue reading

DTLA: Soleto Now Open

Recently I was invited to check out the newly opened Italian restaurant Soleto in Downtown Los Angeles. In the former Zucca space, they have retained the pizza oven but done away with the… Continue reading

Viva Vino Los Angeles at Enoteca Drago

I checked out Viva Vino Los Angeles a couple of months ago. Restaurant Week was part of the festival and featured tasting menus with optional wine pairings. Naturally, we got the wine pairing… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: Scarpetta at the Montage

After drinks at Ten Pound Bar, we headed to dinner at Scarpetta. I started with the Modena cocktail (Don Julio reposado, Carpano Antica vermouth, balsamic, strawberries, cucumber). It was refreshing and savory at… Continue reading

Westwood: Skylight Gardens

Skylight Gardens in Westwood opened a few months ago in February. I checked it out recently before checking out the new Made in LA exhibit at the Hammer Museum. I started out with… Continue reading

Beverly Hills: Italian Meets Japanese at Yojisan Sushi

Giacomino Drago recently opened Yojisan Sushi in Beverly Hills. Named for his business partner and chef, Yoji Tajima, the restaurant serves inventive Japanese with Italian touches. I asked Chef Giacomino about the concept… Continue reading

West Hollywood: New Cocktails at Cecconi’s

I was invited to check out the new cocktails at Cecconi’s recently. Chris Ojeda, the Creative Bar Director for Soho House and Cecconi’s has come up with a list of classics with a… Continue reading

DTLA: Il Mare Now Open

Downtown has a new Italian restaurant. Il Mare quietly opened in South Park earlier this year much to the relief of pasta-starved crowd in the surrounding area. I had noticed it was being… Continue reading

Mid City: Negroni and Pasta at Terroni

Terroni has always been on my list and I finally had a chance to check it out a couple of weeks ago. They don’t take reservations so we had a drink at the… Continue reading