Found a little treasure in Los Angeles called Grub. When you go to places like this... it's LA written all over it. Their cumin fennel seasoned bacon is delicious. My other suggestion is the raspberry jalapenos sparkling wine. Last but not least the patio seating sets the mood. A must go!
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Saturday, August 10, 2013
It's not easy finding a steak recipe that actually tastes good. Most steaks are under seasoned, under done or over done.
Dinner for two:
Go to your local butcher or wholefoods and purchase a quality ribeye steak with the bone in. Do not substitute with bone out.
First prepare your ingredients
2 ribeye steaks with the bone in
1 lemon zested and half lemon juiced
5 sprigs of fresh thyme leaves
5 sprigs of fresh rosemary minced
3 garlic cloves grated
1 tablespoon of kosher salt
Black pepper and red pepper
3 tablespoons of olive oil
1 tablespoon of corriander seeds toasted in pan for 30 seconds w no oil.
Preheat grill at 425
After ingredients have been prepared
Mix olive oil and lemon juice together and pour evenly over steaks.
Season steak with salt and pepper. Pepper steaks to taste.
Then, evenly cover the steaks with the rest of the ingredients.
Place both steaks in zip lock bag at room temperature for 30 min along with the juices and oil.
Place on grill 6 min on each side to achieve a perfectly medium steak. You can add additional sprigs of fresh thyme or rosemary once you've flipped the steak.
Remove from grill and let steak rest for at least 5 minutes to avoid juices from running.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Went to Gottsui off Sawtelle in little Osaka since I have been craving yakisoba. I have mixed reviews of this place. Unfortunately whoever designed this place did not adequately install the doors correctly. Every time the staff would open and close the door a loud crack sound would scare the guest.
Food : the Yakisoba wasn't bad but it wasn't fantastic either.
The mini Ramen was delicious but if not eaten fast it quickly become cold. The broth was savory and the beef was tender. The added ginger brought the dish together.
The sukiyaki was good as well but I'm not a fan of sweet savory combinations. I will take two bites and I'm usually done.
Their signature dish Osonomiyaki..... it tasted like a deconstructed octopus ball you'd get in tokyo with a street vendor. Its not a bad snack but not as a main entree. Its almost like having breakfast with the egg, potato and bacon. This dish is very confusing to say the least. It was not my favorite dish.
I won't be returning unfortunately. Its not bad but not enough for me to return for a second visit.
Monday, February 4, 2013
Had so much fun! Menu consisted of:
The tri truffle slider - truffle burger w truffle cheese and truffle salt
Short rib slider with a slaw salad
Jazzy's fried chicken n waffles with brandy butter
Shrimp n grits
New Orleans pasta with pancetta and anduille sausage
Cran canapes with a micro green salad
Flourless chocolate cake
Banana ice cream with a ginger snap cookie
Friday, February 1, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
One of my collectibles in France. I love how the French know how to add the right amount of flavor and spice. The morel sauce really brought my dinner together. I made a roasted herb chicken with aligot potatoes with morel sauce and spinach.
Tip: oven on 425 degrees. Cook for one hour. Try not to open the oven. If your oven happens to have a convection roast option use it.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Prior to having the best macaroons in the world I wasn't a fan and didnt understand the hype. After standing in line for nearly half hour and waiting to taste these special beautiful things. I am now converted. Besides the location in New York I will never eat another macaroon again from all the other posters.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Unfortunately you can't tell but the menus light up in the dark The decor was absolutely beautiful. I was under dressed but this lovely restaurant is located in the Grand Bohemian. So dress up!
Try the tasting menu if your looking for variety. My only suggestion with the tasting menu is the lobster salad. Less mayo, lose the walnuts and add tarragon. The filet mignon was perfect. Another suggestion, lose the potato cake and do a scalloped potato. Other than that its a very solid menu and worth eating at. Loved it!
Black eye peas in my breakfast! Again.. it works. Their homemade biscuits are a must and the ambiance is welcoming.
Asheville is one of the most romantic places to visit. With quaint cafe's to picturesque scenery if you're a hopeless romantic this is your town.