Just had a shrimp and octopus coctel at Lennox.
Sergio was doing the cooking.
i was served the, sergio-sublime-creation that i knew at centinela.
The seafood was PLENTIFUL, FRESH, and PERFECTLY cooked.
the broth was the PERFECT, AMAZING, EXCELLENT broth that sergio cooks.
this coctel did NOT need doctoring in order to be almost-as-good as what we are used to:
it WAS every bit as good as what we are used to.
the coctel did NOT need to be compared to lesser restaurants in order to justify the loss in quality.
this coctel WAS the KING of shrimp and octopus coctels that we have come to know and love from sergio's stint at the centinela location.
(i'm going to weep in relief now. . . .)
i just pray that the other dishes at the lennox location will be as good.
realistically, this is not sergio's kitchen, it is vicente's kitchen.
i don't know how this will end up affecting (or not affecting) the food.
also, gotta say that the waitress, Clara, who is angie's cousin, is a real sweetheart--an extremely welcoming and warm person.
10820 Inglewood Av
Lennox CA 90309