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Best Dishes 2009 - Los Angeles


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Best Dishes 2009 - Los Angeles

lizziee | Jan 12, 2010 03:36 PM

12 Tiny Eggs Sunny side up – Huevos a la Cubana “Andy Garcia” – a crispy rice cake was topped with 12 fried quail eggs, crispy shavings of Jamon Serrano, dabs of an intense, spicy tomato puree, crispy bacon and topped with some diced chives.

Jamon Iberico de bellota Fermin – acorn-fed, free-range Iberico ham

Philly Cheesesteak”- air bread filled with oozing cheddar cheese and topped with Wagyu Beef

Cotton Candy Foie Gras

Church and State
Sardines, cherry tomatoes, white beans, arugula –

Pate de campagna with green peppercorns, Duck liver with hazelnuts, Jambon persillade, rabbit pate, saucisson sec

Beignets de Brandade de Morue, salt cod, saffron aioli

Crispy Farm Egg, Salmon eggs, Cucumber, Frisee –


Chorizo, Cantaloupe, Cornichon – this was off the charts perfect – chunks of cantaloupe, onion ice, an intense flavor of chorizo

Crispy Veal Sweetbread, Foie Gras, Asian Pear, Imaginary Charcroute, Mustard –

Chocolate Cup Cake, Foie Gras Chantilly, Candied bacon, Almonds, Maple

Riva - (no longer Riva, now Fraiche)
Tonno di Tonnato, big eye tuna, tonnato sauce

Spago –
White Corn Agnolotti, Shaved White Truffle

House-Smoked Salmon served on a Lemon Herb Blini with Dill Crème Fraiche, Chives and Salmon Eggs

Risotto with Maine Sweet Shrimp, Santa Barbara Uni and Baby Japanese Zucchini

Beef Tongue

Toro, monkfish liver. Shiso, mirugai, turnip from Kyoto, scallion, Japanese red leaf, shiso flower

Salmon eggs from Hokkaido, small ebi (shrimp), shitake mushroom, mizuna, edame tofu, topped with gold leaf –

Beef from southern Japan served as tartare topped with caviar and pickled radish

Blue fin tuna, red snapper, a pickle from Kyoto, nori, uni, caviar and gold leaf

Shabu Shabu

Vin Bar
Hand-made Strozzapreti (priest chokers) with mozzarella and oxtail ragu.

Boudin Noir – blood sausage with potato puree and caramelized apples

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