Every week involves a steady stream of food, drinks and people. Of course not every taste or conversation is post-able, but the range of experiences is usually pretty amazing. Lucky me. Discover highlights from July 9 – 15, 2012, some of which will help to fuel full posts.
July 9, 2012 – Coni’Seafood changed names from Mariscos Chentes last year, but the Inglewood restaurant still has the same owner – Connie Cossio – and the same chef – Sergio Penuelas. They also continue to char-grill snook for pescado zarandeado, por kilo.
July 11, 2012 – We attended the dineLA Restaurant Week press conference at The Four Seasons, and learned about the event’s switch from fall to summer and that the week now runs through the weekend. Susan Feniger and Ben Ford also teamed up with Facebook winners to compete in a cooking challenge using summer produce. Ford and his teammate Valerie won 4-1 with a shrimp dish.
July 11, 2012 – FIG and chef Ray Garcia hosted their latest farm dinner, featuring Harry’s Berries and a massive dessert platter touting “red gold,” aka the family’s strawberries.
July 13, 2012 – I singled out Chilbomyunok in the City Eats food court at Koreatown’s modern City Center, and ordered dishes like Chilbo Gook Bab. The spicy beef soup also contained cabbage, bean sprouts, and scallions.
July 13, 2012 – Chef Ben Bailly helped add a seasonal culinary component to the setting at Cliff’s Edge with dishes like Smoked Trout Rillettes with lemon, chives, and crème fraiche.
July 14, 2012 – Roy Choi debuted AYCE buttermilk fried chicken for A-Frame brunch, pairing the bird with two dipping sauces, “supermarket” sweet potato deli salad and zucchini-cabbage slaw, with bottomless Hite beer for an extra $10.
July 14, 2012 – The LAB Brewing Company held a gnome hostage in a cage, and even worse, forced him to stare at a row of growlers…which he couldn’t drink!
July 15, 2012 – I had to pass time somehow before the main plates arrived at Farmshop and ordered a fluffy buttermilk biscuit with strawberry jam.
July 15, 2012 – Sweet Rose Creamery chef Shiho Yoshikawa was featuring yellow nectarine sorbet for the summer, along with watermelon granita and more.
July 15, 2012 – To start Sunday Supper 4 at The Eveleigh, chefs Jared Levy and Jordan Toft presented a butchery demo, breaking down a BN Ranch ribeye and New York steak before preparing seven courses with Bill Niman’s beef.