The Hungry Cat Pumpkin Beignets (Dose of Vitamin P) [CLOSED]

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A little bacon makes everything better. That applies to The Hungry Cat's pumpkin beignets.

The flagship seafood restaurant from David Lentz and Suzanne Goin resides at the corner of Sunset & Vine, tucked away behind a Borders book shop. It had been about a year since my last visit to The Hungry Cat, and it was the tantalizing dineLA Restaurant Week menu that drew me in, offering three courses for $22. It turned out to be a great value, and the exclamation mark was my meal’s second plate of beignets (the first being the salmon starter). The cluster of fluffy fritters appeared with bits of candied bacon, crunchy shards of almond brittle, a dusting of powdered sugar and a base of caramel sauce. The dessert’s pumpkin flavor probably wasn’t pronounced enough, and the caramel was a little thin – more reminiscent of maple syrup than caramel – but really, it was still strong, with varied texture and flavor. And of course a little candied bacon never hurt anything.

Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.

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