Posts Tagged ‘seafood’
I chatted with my friend Brandon Jennings the day it was announced he’d be participating in the Slam Dunk Contest. He was super excited and said ”I’m the hometown kid, shortest guy, the underdog….so I’m just going out there to make dunks, and try to win.”
With that said, I think we’re all in for a treat!
Since there’s so much talk about NBA ASW in LA, I wanted to know about Brandon’s LA Sip, Chat, Chow flow.
Check Out BJ’s LA Sip, Chat, Chow:
In no particular order, these were my top 15 spots (well, really 17…a mix of old and new) to Sip, Chat, & Chow this year. I’m sure I’ll be taking most of them into 2011.
1- Scarpetta: There’s something for every palate.
Polenta with truffled mushrooms
2- A Michael White Double: Marea and Osteria Morini.
Marea-Elegant Italian seafood heaven!
Osteria Morini- Casual Italian spot with old-world decor- serving up Italian goodness for every meal.
3- Corsino: Inventive small and large Italian plates in a charming atmosphere with a solid wine list.
4- Hotel Griffou: Cool vibe, tasty cocktails, and good grub!
Butternut Squash Tagliolini
Caramel Banana Pudding
5- L’Artusi: You’ll love everything- the food, decor, wine list, and service.
Roasted Mushrooms: fried egg, pancetta, ricotta salata
Think of Marea as the Italian equivalent of Le Bernardin. The food at Marea is fantastic. From the well prepared fish dishes, to the stellar pasta- everything was superb! The space is beautiful, and the service- impeccable!