Chef Jordan Kahn’s Vespertine in Culver City

When you plunk down $390 ($295.00 plus tax and gratuity) for a meal, it better be worth it. For me, this gastronomical experience was worth it. The experience was unique, and the food looked like works of art, and they were delicious as well. If you thought his tasting menu at Red Medicine was good,…

Chef Yu Bo 喻波 and LQ Foodings: Alba White Truffles Event

November 9, 2019 – Collaboration dinner between Chef Yu Bo (originally from Chengdu. Sichuan, China) and Chef Laurent Quenioux of Bistro LQ/LQ Foodings took place this last 2 weekends at a dining hall inside Hotel Normandie in Koreatown. The central ingredient throughout the dinner was Alba White Truffles, which were wonderfully aromatic and flavorful. The…

E.S.T. Prime Steakhouse at Sheraton Hotel Los Angeles San Gabriel

E.S.T. Prime Steakhouse at Sheraton Hotel Los Angeles San Gabriel It’s hard to believe that this upscale/fine dining steakhouse is celebrating its 1 year anniversary this month. It seemed like it was only yesterday when we were talking about the opening of this steakhouse, as well as the much anticipated Sichuanese restaurant, Ba Shu Feng,…

Los Angeles Times 101 Restaurants We Love at The MacArthur

Los Angeles Times 101 Restaurants We Love at The MacArthur Los Angeles Times is keeping up the annual food event created by Jonathan Gold, which celebrated the announcement of Gold’s annual 101 Best Restaurants List.  This year, food writers Jean Harris, Amy Scattergood and Andrea Chang dined at as many of the restaurants that were…

DineLA Restaurant Week Dinner at Patina in DTLA

DineLA Restaurant Week Dinner at Patina in DTLA In April of this year, Andreas Roller took over the reigns as executive chef, and with a $49 3-course dinner offered by Patina during DineLA Restaurant Week, it was a perfect venue to be able to sample Chef Roller’s cooking. Service here was impeccable, and our server…

Celebrating My 50th at 3 Michelin Starred “Quince”

Celebrating My 50th at 3 Michelin Starred “Quince” I discovered Quince a few years back when I was doing research, planning for a wine trip with a few friends.  Quince never made it to the final itinerary, so I bookmarked them for a future trip. Cut to October 2016, when the new Michelin ratings were…