I'm talking about one of those moments where the mood isn't merely good. It isn't even great. It transcends all of that and completely changes the way you think and judge other dishes and flavors. Has there been a WOW! Moment for you at an LA restaurant lately? Did it come from a classic like Patina or Melisse? Was it at one of the new places like Fraiche or Mozza? Was it at an ethnic place like Sabor a Mexico or Thai Nakorn? Was it the pistachio gelato at Bulgarini or the dates at AOC?
My most recent was probably an omakase tasting at Sushi Zo, where Keizo-san was just hitting on all cylinders and everything came out fan-freakin-tastic. The paragon of that sitting was the ankimo, the monkfish liver. Up to that point, I'd never known that a sushi restaurant could come close to the depth of flavor of sweetbreads or foie gras, but I now stand corrected.
So, what has wow'ed you recently?
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