Thursday, September 5, 2013

Photo Recap: LA Times THE TASTE's "Flavors of L.A"

What: Los Angeles Times THE TASTE's "Flavors of L.A."

Where: Paramount Studios, Hollywood

When: Saturday, August 31, 2013

Thoughts: THE TASTE is quickly becoming a Los Angeles Labor Day Weekend staple. If you stick around town for the long holiday weekend, it's pretty much the place to be, eat, drink and generally stuff yourself silly.  The 2013 fest did not disappoint - this despite the alarmingly high temperatures. Saturday night's Flavors of L.A. hosted by Jonathan Gold and co-hosted by Father's Office/Lukshon's Sang Yoon featured some delicious bites, but rather than bore you with my words, I thought I'd just share the pictures...

Photos by: @flinnsy

Note: * denotes a Top 5 U.E. favorite of the night.

*Dan Dan Noodles (kurobuta pork, sesame, preserved mustard greens, sichuan peppercorns, peanuts) from Lukshon.
*Spiced Lamb Belly Croquette (w/ ginger shallot mint dressing) from Waterloo & City. 
Pad Thai Sliders from Ayara. 
Pistachio Gelato from Bulgarini.
*Salmon Roe w/ Yuzu Creme Fraiche and Chive from Allumette.
*Fried Chicken (w/ red wine glaze, Fresno chili and Parmesan) from Superba Snack Bar.
Branzino (w/ tomato, fennel, onion compote and virgin sauce) from Esterel.

*Butterscotch Pot de Creme from Wood & Vine.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Cake from Bagatelle.
Dark Chocolate Paso Brittle from McConnell's Ice Cream.

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