Dinner at Commerson in Miracle Mile

Dinner at Commerson in Miracle Mile

Having read that Sascha Lyon, formerly of “Baltazar” and “Dauphine,” was manning the kitchen here at Commerson, I decided that a visit is in order here.  Located at the northeast corner of La Brea Avenue and 8th Street in the Miracle Mile area, I had no expectations here.

However, with their tremendously attentive and accommodating service, we were able to drop our guard and enjoy what was being offered by Commerson.

And what they offered were dishes that were prepared well, with portions large portions, and delicious flavors.

The Grilled Rachlette Sandwich was decadent and very filling.  This dish, itself, can be a meal on it’s own.  The creaminess of the melted Rachlette cheese with the juicy crimini mushrooms and the super buttery grilled bread gave us bite after bite of deliciousness.

I also ordered the Filet Mignon with Foie Gras.  The foie was a very generous portion size, and it was seared and seasoned beautifully. Every bite was buttery, and you could taste that wonderful delicate flavor of the foie.

This place is a nice welcomed addition to the super packed LA restaurant dining scene.

Commerson Restaurant, 788 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90036, Telephone: (323) 813-3000, http://commersonrestaurant.com/

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WILD CAUGHT PACIFIC YELLOWTAIL POKE toasted corn nuts, avocado, soy-yuzu marinade, tortilla chips

 

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GRILLED READING RACLETTE SANDWICH ON LODGE BREAD / crimini mushroom, bloomsdale spinach, red onions, whole grain mustard aioli

 

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CAESAR SALAD WITH NIMAN RANCH ALL NATURAL BACON / organic romaine, grana padano crisps

 

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RADICCHIO TREVISO, CASTELFRANCO AND ENDIVE SALAD candy cane beets, praliné grains, feta vinaigrette

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CHARRED WILD CAUGHT SPANISH OCTOPUS / creamy mascarpone polenta, puttanesca

 

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WILD PACIFIC WHITE SHRIMP AND CHORIZO BURGER avocado, pepper jack, broccoli sprouts, spicy sauce

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A PARISIAN DIVERSION escargots, garlic butter, french fries, baguette

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SEARED WILD CAUGHT ATLANTIC SEA SCALLOPS cauliflower, jerusalem artichokes, preserved summer truffle

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ROASTED CREEKSTONE FARMS PETIT FILET MIGNON WITH SEARED ROUGIÉ FOIE GRAS gratin dauphinois, bordelaise sauce

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LOUPE DE MER, Day’s Special 

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MEYER LEMON ETON MESS / Lemon Curd, Meringue, Pound Cake, Whipped Creme Fraiche

 

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A Final Hurrah to Pok Pok LA

A Final Hurrah to Pok Pok LA

It was a couple of months ago, but it’s still rather sad at the thought that such a huge name in the culinary world was able to break into the LA scene.  After, learning of their decision to close within a week’s time, I just had to have one more dining experience at Pok Pok.  For the most part, the food was very good, and those Ike’s Vietnamese Chicken Wings…   those were definitely the bomb.