Tag Archive: tasting menu

West Hollywood: Birthday Dinner at Mercato di Vetro

After drinks at Playa, I headed over to Mercato di Vetro for an impromptu birthday dinner. After my SF Labor Day weekend trip, I really didn’t want to do anything for my birthday.… Continue reading

SF: Tasting Menu at Mr. Pollo

Four courses for $20? What is this madness? That’s what you get at Mr. Pollo, a tiny restaurant in the Mission. When my buddy Miss Carina said it was one of her best… 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

DTLA: Dinner at Industriel

I tried the new Industriel restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles a few weeks ago. Located on the corner of 6th and Grand, the well-designed restaurant did have a bit of a swiggly feel… 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

SGV: Omakase at Z Sushi

For years I have wanted to try Z Sushi in Alhambra. I would see it as I would make my way slowly by streets from Alhambra to Pasadena. A couple of weeks ago,… Continue reading

Nolet’s Gin Dinner at FIG

I was invited to a spirits dinner with Nolet’s Gin at FIG a few weeks back. We first mingled sipping on Nolet’s Dry Silver Gin martinis and Raspberry Collinses while enjoying heavy appetizers… Continue reading

West Hollywood: Cocktails and Dinner at Asia de Cuba

I was invited to try Asia de Cuba at the Mondrian Hotel. Asia de Cuba recently started offering more small plates making it easier for groups to share. We decided to order a… Continue reading

Hollywood: Papilles is Big on Tastebuds

Papilles- French for “tastebuds,” opened in Hollywood late last year. Fans of Bacaro and Mignon in Downtown would be sad to know the partnership that formed the two wine bars has dissolved but… Continue reading