Garlic lovers, did you miss Gilroy Garlic Fest this year? If you did, you can still go a little garlic crazy at Chaya Venice this August, where they're offering special garlic dishes during their month-long Garlic Fair.
They have about ten garlic dishes, most of them not overly garlicky (except for the rib eye steak with 40-clove garlic sauce, or so our server told us. Mmm 40 garlic cloves ...)
After an amuse bouche of beets with orange and arugula, we started our garlic feast with Heirloom Tomato with Garlic Ice Cream and Fourme d’Ambert cheese ($13)
Next: Grilled Shrimp, country bread ($12)
Baked Scallops, garlic butter, smashed purple potatoes ($13)
For entrees, we had the Sauteed King Salmon, garlic brown rice pilaf, asparagus, bok choy, sweet soy sauce ($27)
Garlic short rib "sukiyaki" with broccolini, carrot, potato, and cippolini onions ($26)
For dessert, they also have a garlic crème brûlée. Unfortunately I couldn't convince my dining companion to try it, so we went with their regular desserts ($9 each).
The Banana Banana Banana was layers of warm banana tart, banana ice cream whipped with berries, and chocolate covered frozen banana
The Garlic Fair is available for the rest of August. Go get your garlic on (but don't take your first date here!)
110 Navy St
Venice, CA 90291
Disclosure: this meal was hosted.