A Taste of AMMO’s Sunday Roast

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AMMO has been a popular dining option amidst Hollywood production houses.

Just because it was Father’s Day didn’t preclude four non-dads from convening to enjoy a trio of boozy dishes at the reinvigorated AMMO. Every week, Chef Dan Mattern, pastry chef Roxana Jullapat and GM Benny Bohm offer a different Sunday Roast at Amy Sweeney’s market-driven Hollywood café. AMMO launched the weekly special on Easter Sunday. No two roasts are the same. Since Easter, they’ve featured an “Homage to the Dutch Oven,” “Ode to Cherry Season” and “The Return of the King Salmon,” to name just three events. However, it took a craft beer-soaked menu to roust us on Father’s Day. Read my rundown of the roast, to give you a better sense of what to expect.


Bread Los Angeles

Diners should expect Jullapat’s deluxe bread basket loaded with herb and Parmesan crusted flatbreads, along with sea salt and rosemary focaccia.

Shrimp Los Angeles

A play on fritto misto consisted of pillowy Pilsner-battered Mexican shrimp, fibrous Swiss chard and green beans, served with nasturtium tartar dipping sauce that packed acidity from pickled nasturtium buds.

Short Rib Los Angeles

Mattern’s main course involved beef short ribs braised in local ale with sweet corn & gremolata. Mattern normally roasts animals in AMMO’s wood oven, which burns applewood, fig and peach wood, depending on availability.

Cake Los Angeles

Jullapat delivered a knockout punch in the form of chocolate porter cake plated with stout ice cream, broken toffee, whipped cream, dark chocolate sauce and caramel.

General Manager Benny Bohm will provide wine pairings for an additional cost. He also has seasonal cocktails in his arsenal, including a Kumquat Mojito with Flor de Cana black label rum, kumquats, lime juice and mint; and the Cherry Bomb, with Old Overholt Straight Rye, Cherry Heering, cherries and bitters.

AMMO Sunday Roast costs either $32 or $35 per person, depending on the week’s ingredients.

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