There is no other city with so many restaurants than Los Angeles. But where to go if you want to experience something really excellent and special? Here are some restaurants that are worth it to try out.
It is not a traditional Vietnamese restaurant at all. It is not even Asian. So what is it? Some call it Neo-Vietnamese, or Vietnam Fusion. They are serving a six course menu starting at 6pm, cooked by Jordan Kahn. But if you want the real dining experience book the nine courser beginning at 9pm at $90 per person
This dessert sounds promising indeed: Pear, wild anise, cream, raw chestnut, mead syrup infused with pear skins.
Location: 8400 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 323.651.5500 - www.redmedicinela.com
Fine Dining like in Venice, Italy, inspired by the famed Harry’s Bar. For $150 you can expect a five-courser which consists of antipasto taglioni with lobster amoricaine, spinach and roasted tomato, herb-roasted rack of lamb with radicchio risotto, and for dessert something you will only get here: the signature Harry’s torta di zabaglione. Promising?
Location: 8474 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.655.6277 – www.lucques.com
“Picca” means “to nibble.” Picca is a Peruvian cantina. Dine Peruvian for about $105 per person (not including an optional $25 wine pairing) and enjoy for example Ceviche crocante: halibut, leche de tigre, crispy calamari; Arroz chaufa de Mariscos: mixed seafood, peruvian fried rice, pickled radish, and for dessert simply a quinoa pudding.
Location: 9575 W. Pico Blvd., L.A., 310.277.0133 – www.piccaperu.com/
Chef of the year in LA, John Sedlar will surprise you with his Mexican inspired cuisine. It is $125 per person for a seven course menu beginning at 8pm.
House-made potato chips with lobster salsa and proceeding through scallops with maize, followed by a dessert which is inspired by Mexico City called Trio from the Mayan world flans: Poblano Sorbet, Granada Cloud.
Location: 1050 S. Flower St., L.A., 213.749.1460 – www.riverarestaurant.com/
Twenty four floors above the Los Angeles skyline sits WP24 by Wolfgang Puck at The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles at L.A. Live. The restaurant features Wolfgang’s award-winning modern Chinese cuisine and reflects Puck’s time spent in the Far East and passion for Asian ingredients and techniques.
Puck’s ode-to-the-Orient dining mecca is offering a $250 five-course “”Good Fortune” menu that’s worth the head-start. The hot and sour soup boasts sweet prawn wontons. The dim sum includes pork belly dumplings; and the roasted Peking-style duckling comes with all of the traditional garnishes. For dessert enjoy pastry chef Cassie Ballard’s to-be-announced dessert.
Location: 900 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A., 213.743.8824 – www.wolfgangpuck.com/