checked out our first pop-up restaurant, barbershop ristorante by chef walter el nagar
hosted within the farmer's kitchen off vine in hollywood, nice cozy spot. ambiance was very relaxed, everyone there were clearly foodies (would not be surprised if they were chowhounders!) and enjoying the experience. chef walter was very friendly and interactive, a joy to watch and talk to.
food was very neat and interesting, each dish was unique and intellectually stimulating. molecular gastronomy techniques and classic flavors makes the dinner a really fun experience. a modern take on Italian cuisine, something you don't often find.
at the end of the meal chef walter mentioned they will be setting up a restaurant in santa monica in the future, we look forward to it!
-oyster sphere and foie
-salmon roe, tapiocca, ricotta
-venus rice, salmon roe, berry gelee, scallop
-foie gras and saba
-prawn and powdered olive
-ink pasta and lemon foam
-lobster, apple ravioli, black truffle
-smoked lemon and egg yolk risotto
-cod, asparagus, and white chocolate foam
-carrot foam, ginger panna cotta
-citrus semifreddo, bergamot foam, marscapone, cayenne pepper
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