Saturday, November 29, 2008

Around Town - The Best Of LA?

I thought that I would check into the Modern Luxury blog Julib.com to see what was posted on its Best of LA list which they might want to re title the Best of PR.
Restaurant by chef Michael Mina with design by Philippe Starck
Too much going on...not only in the design but in the menu.
Here's the desert menu

SUGAR, CHOCOLATE & FRUIT
WHITE CHOCOLATE CUBE, CASSIS CREAM, HIBISCUS, BLOOD ORANGE, BEET
LEMONGRASS CUSTARD, COLA, BUTTERMILK, SWEET POTATO-YUZU MOCHI
BITTER CHOCOLATE CREAM, MOZZARELLA ICE MILK, ELDERFLOWER, VIOLET
HAZELNUT MILK, FROSTED FLAKES, WHISKEY BARREL ICE CREAM
PASSION FRUIT CURD, TOMATO, JASMINE, CASHEW, BROWN BUTTER
I find these dishes to be completely unappetizing.
(You can check out their website if you wish to be inundated with obnoxious French music)
So obviously, I'm just a troglodyte when it comes to food.
As with all things in life, I prefer the straightforward rather than the pretentious.
So what I would add to my personal list of the Best of LA?
Anisette Brasserie with the traditional decor and menu.

Anisette Brasserie

Bon, à la table!

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2 comments:

Deja Pseu said...

Ah, so you've been? Fabulous, isn't it?

Karen said...

To that dessert menu I must indeed say, WTF??????? This is the worst "postre posing" I've ever encountered!

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