Thursday, January 31, 2008

2 Weeks of Prix Fixe with Dine L.A.

Now that I can start to think about food again, I can post about something I'd meant to post at the beginning of the week.

There's no shortage of restaurants if you live in Los Angeles. Between the wide array of foods available, and the cultural melting pot at hand, we have access to a little bit over everything. There are, of course, some pricier places that can't be frequent ed as often as others. But oh how they beckon.

From Jan 27-Feb 1 and Feb 3-Feb 8, 2008 (that's 2 weeks excluding Saturdays), Dine L.A. has gathered a fine list of restaurants in the area that will offer a selection of three-course menus at special prices (per person excluding beverages, tax and gratuity):


Deluxe Dining:$15$25

Premier Dining:$22$34

For example, you could order the following for lunch at Cafe Pinot in Downtown L.A. for $22:
Appetizer: Grilled Market Vegetable Chopped Salad with Buffalo Mozzarella, "Antiqua," and Yuzu Avocado Dressing
Entree: Colorado Leg of Lamb Rotisserie, Roasted Garlic Jus, Winter Root Vegetable
Dessert: Heirloom Apple Crumble with Lychee Caramel Sauce and Vanilla Ice Cream

Or perhaps you'd like a South American dinner at Ciudad for $34:
Appetizer: Arugula and Celery Root Salad with Spiced Pepita Seeds, Pomegranate, Shaved Manchego and Lemon Vinaigrette
Entree: Carnitas - Slow Roasted Niman Ranch Pork served with Mashed Yucas, Black Beans, Fried Plantains and Grilled Corn Salsa (BTW...this dish as amazing)
Dessert: Tres Leches Cake with Passion Fruit and Prickly Pear Sauces

In the mood for Italian? How about a $15 lunch at Angeli Caffe:
Appetizer: Eggplant Croquettes
Entree: Beet Ricotta Gnocchi with Butter and Sage
Dessert: Chocolate Chunk Bread Pudding

But an Asian dinner for $25 from Culver City's Beacon also sounds tempting, dontcha think?
Appetizer: Stir-fried Mushroom Salad with Manchego, Spiced Almonds and Yuzu Dressing
Entree: Crispy Fish and Chips with Yuzu Tartar Sauce and Asian Slaw
Dessert: Farmers Market Seasonal Fruit Crisp with Vanilla Ice Cream

Tempted? Check out the list for more restaurants and other menu options. And if you are lucky enough to go, reservations are highly recommended.

Bon Appetit! Velbekomme! E  Ľai ka-kou! Kainan na! Buen Provecho! Eat already!!