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,…

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…

Dim Sum at SF’s Dragon Beaux

Dim Sum at SF’s Dragon Beaux Owners of the very popular dim sum palace, Koi Palace, opened up Dragon Beaux in the Richmond District 2 years ago, and it’s still running strong. What sets many of the popular dim sum palaces in San Franciso apart from those in Los Angeles is the fact that they…

Soft-Opening: Chef’s Tasting Menu at Chengdu Impression

I read about Chengdu Impression’s soft-opening on EaterLA.com.  Chengdu Impression (not to be confused with Chicago’s Chengdu Impression, which is unrelated) is a restaurant chain in China, that, like Meizhou Dongpo and Hai Di Lao, has opened its first location in the United States.  CI is known for being a more upscale Sichuan restaurant, providing…

Modern Indonesian Fusion and Bone Broth Noodle Soups at Bone Kettle

Modern Indonesian Fusion and Bone Broth Noodle Soups at Bone Kettle Nicely plated dishes that tasted lovely, but nothing special.  The bone broth soup with noodles was good, but it was just too much of a production for a bowl of bone broth that was poured over a batch of ramen egg noodles. …

Jordan Kahn’s Destroyer in Culver City

The chef at the former and highly touted Red Medicine in Beverly Hills.  Red Medicine’s menu featured Vietnamese-fusion dishes.  However, Chef Kahn’s tasting menu at the Red Medicine was a totally different dining experience.  Featuring ingredients he foraged from the LA coastline and from the Santa Monica Mountains, he created very imaginative and delicious dishes…