California-nized Burmese Cuisine at Daw Yee Myanmar Corner in Silverlake

I enjoyed the refined Burmese dishes that are being served at Daw Yee Myanmar Cafe in Monterey Park, which opened about 3 years ago.  Earlier this year, their second location opened in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles.  Aside from the slight variation in the name from the first location, the dishes this place serves…

13-Course Modern Kaiseki Dinner at n/naka – Summer Kaiseki Menu, August 5, 2016

Kaiseki: This traditional Japanese culinary art form reflects the ever-changing rhythms of the earth by taking the freshest seasonal ingredients and presenting them in their most natural states.And Chef Niki Nakayma (perhaps the only female kaiseki chef in the world?) delivered another stunningly beautiful modern kaiseki dinner. Truly food as art, and truly delicious. A…

3-Course Dinner at 71 Above, atop the U.S. Bank Tower, August 28, 2016

The highly anticipated 71 Above opened at the end of July, and back in late August, my friends and I were able to enjoy dinner with amazing views and wonderful ambiance.  Chef Vartan Abgaryan helmed the kitchen, after having left Cliff’s Edge several months ago. It was one of the most relaxing and enjoyable dinners…

October 2016 – Chicory Tasting Menu at Maude Restaurant, October 14, 2016

Back to Maude after a year, and for the last regular tasting menu of 2016. October’s highlighted ingredient — Chicory. $135.00 for the tasting menu, gratuity, and tax not-inclusive.  Wine Pairing is $100.00, while the Reserve Wine Pairing is $135.00.Listed on the menu is a Saint-Romain, Burgundy, France 2010, that was served with the Raviolo…