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BOE at the Beverly Crescent Hotel

Greg Henry | Sep 15, 200301:00 PM

I had an enjoyable experience at the new(?) restaurant in Beverly Crescent Hotel called Boe. It is an indoor/outdoor dining room. Candlelit, hip but mot too pretentious. It is actually a very beautifully designed, low key (for BH) space.

Their concept is world "street food". So there is an eclectic combination of Asian, African, Middle Eastern, Cajun dishes that are served "Tapas" style and are appropriate for sharing as a group.

While the elaborate presentations makes me doubt their authenticity as "street food", most of what we tried was really delicious and innovative.

Highlights included:

DUKKAH: An Egyptian specialty of ground nuts and spices served as a spread for flat bread. It was tasty but I could not help thinking that the Armenian Restaurant Carousel does something similar with walnuts and pomegranates that is much better. I forget what they call it there.

BULGOGI: Sliced Rare beef marinated in Corean spices and served with Kimchee and Asian Pears. It could have used more spice, but it was a terrific melding of flavors and textures.

POMMES ALLUMETTES: A sinful but addicting combination of French Fries sprinkled with herbs, raw garlic, parmesan cheese, and truffle oil.

TUNA TARTARE: A standard at most LA restaurants but coconut milk and cucumber save it from being the same old thing!

We also had an AMAZING plate of crudites with several dipping sauces. The veggies were fresh, intricately cut and served on a huge platter.

They serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

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