looking for a nice place to have new years dinner with another couple on the westside sans dessert. not a fan of prix fix holiday menus. we already made a reservation at via veneto in santa monica but still open to any suggestions.
These braised beef short ribs are ready in just 30 minutes thanks to the pressure cooker method. The cola in the rich gravy doesn't overpower, but perfectly balances soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and the spices in the rub.
Alfajores, popular throughout South America, deserve more widespread fame. The shortbread-like cookies are super tender and delicately crumbly thanks to cornstarch, and the dulce de leche sandwiching them together is smooth, sweet, and creamy-caramelly.
Rosemary and Garlic Roasted Potatoes
Perfect roasted potatoes are super easy, and pair beautifully with almost everything. Preheating the oiled pan and thoroughly drying the potatoes help them form a golden crust, while the insides turn creamy. Garlic and rosemary are classic flavors, but you can vary the seasoning based on your meal.
Red Velvet Cake
Red velvet cake is festive, fine-crumbed, moist, and delicious with cream cheese frosting.
Authentic Black Bean Recipe by Gregory
Perfectly tender and deeply seasoned with garlic, onions, peppers, and bay leaf, these authentic black beans take a while to cook, but are totally worth it.
Sauteed Calamari with Parsley and Garlic
A quick sauté keeps calamari tender, while garlic, lemon, and parsley brighten up the gentle oceanic flavor of the squid. Serve with crusty bread for getting every last drop of the buttery sauce.