July 16, 2012 – Baco Mercat presented a deconstructed Banana Cream Pudding for dessert, with dollops of pudding, whipped cream and crumbled chocolate Graham crackers.
July 17, 2012 – dineLA’s Definitive Guide to Persian Square led me inside Westwood’s Super Sun market to Farsi Café, where they sell Persian stews, sides and kebabs. My container held chicken thighs marinated with saffron, lemon juice, onion and spices.
July 18, 2012 – Sycamore Kitchen, practically across the street from Graffiti, has baked goods from Karen Hatfield, including a salted caramel pecan babka roll, plus a Stumptown coffee program.
July 20, 2012 – For summer, Short Cake chef Hourie Sahakian is baking sour cherry pie.
July 21, 2012 – The Square Dot in Alhambra is a new home to “Modern Asian Cuisine.” Their menu had everything from ramen to shank, boba, and bo luc lac, plus dishes like BBQ Pork & Dumpling Noodle Soup with egg noodles, scallions and Chinese broccoli.
July 22, 2012 – Craft had a good Restaurant Week menu, delivering share plates to start and finish, including diver sea scallop ceviche with watermelon, micro basil and basil seeds.