Showing posts with label sunday supper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label sunday supper. Show all posts

Monday, April 7, 2014

Lobster Deal for Sunday Supper at Vertical Wine Bistro (Pasadena)

Sundays in Pasadena are going to get exciting with Vertical Wine Bistro's newly launched Sunday Suppers! The new Sunday Supper menu, which started this past Sunday, is $25 and includes a whole steamed Maine lobster, among other items. I'm not kidding and it's quite a deal!

The supper starts with an Iceberg Wedge salad with ranch dressing

Crisp iceberg lettuce to get things going ...

Then, the main attraction: a whole steamed Maine lobster. One of the claws had been used for the lobster and shrimp roll. They come with a cup of lobster bisque and corn on the cob.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Vegan Sunday Suppers and Carnivorous Comforts at Willie Jane (Venice, CA)

Los Angeles vegans rejoice, Willie Jane has started a 3-course Meatless Sunday Suppers for $26 pp. Chef Govind Armstrong does have vegetables and herbs growing at the urban farm next door, Cook's Garden, so you can imagine how delicious and fresh his vegetables will be.

I tried out the vegan supper one night, and dinner started with a Hearts of Palm and Vegetable "Crab" Cake, miso remoulade, edamame hummus

Vegan "Crab" Cake

This was vegan? Chef Armstrong got the flavors and textures of crab cakes right on point with the hearts of palm. I couldn't even tell it was vegan, and it was in fact better than most crab cakes I've had!

Many people love Govind Armstrong's shrimp and grits. At least for the entree, you can try his grits. The entree is a plate of Anson Mills grits with romanesco cauliflower, "chorizo" aioli, cabbage chip
It's hearty full of flavor - you won't be missing the meat with the mushrooms around in this dish.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sunday Prix Fixe Meals around Town

A growing list of the Sunday Suppers and Sunday Prix-fixe deals in Los Angeles.
Know of one not on this list? Give me a talking-to at !

1. Lucques Sunday Supper.
3 courses for $45.

You can't go wrong at Suzanne Goin's restaurant. In terms of higher end comfort food, this is one of LA's best.
8474 Melrose Ave, West Hollywood, CA 90069, (323) 655-6277

2. Sunday Prix Fixe at The Foundry on Melrose
3 courses for $39, or 4 courses for $49.
Plus, don't forget "Scotch & Song Sundays" - that's live music and complimentary scotch tasting people!

7465 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 651-0915

3. Sunday Prix Fixe at Eva Restaurant
5 courses for $35, INCLUDING WINE!

Last time I went I had 4 courses + 1 side which included heirloom tomatoes, shrimp scampi, some mighty delicious fried chicken and addicting creamed corn as a side. Two flavors of cupcakes were served for dessert, all with overflowing wine.
7458 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90036. (323) 634-0700

4. Sunday Supper at Palate
3 courses for $35.

933 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, (818)662-9463

5. Sunday Poor Man's Dinner at Larkin's
It's now quite a "prix-fixe". $12 gets you all the food you can eat!
5 PM til the food's gone.

1496 Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA 90041. (323)254-0934.

6. Pinot Bistro
Sunday "locals" night special prices, see the menu here.

12969 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604. (818)990-0500.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sunday Supper and an Old Fashioned at Lucques

3 PM Sunday and we decided on Lucques Sunday Supper for dinner. The $45 3-course prix fixe Sunday suppers at Lucques have been constantly popular and booked. Luckily they can still accommodate us at 6:30 PM.

We were initially seated at a small table inside but after requesting a patio table, they kindly moved us outside.
The bread was served with butter, sea salt, and almonds and olives.I quite enjoyed the almonds and olives (they were under the almonds). I've never thought to pair them together but they go well.

I debated whether or not I should drink tonight ... but since they really reccommended this drinks, I got the Lucques Old Fashioned: Maker's Mark with muddled amarena cherry, blood orange and housemade tangerine bitters
A strong drink. A better bourbon would've made this that much better, but Maker's Mark isn't bad ... The muddled cherries and blood oranges made this a tad sweeter than a classic old fashioned.

Our meal started with a salad: blood orange and arugula with parmesan, dates and crushed almonds
A light and refreshing salad. The blood oranges were so good! The dates were also really sweet and delicious - by themselves. I'm not sure about putting them together in this salad though. I ended up eating them separately.

Slow-roasted lamb sirloin with roasted carrots, dandelion, chickpea puree and tapenade
An incredibly tender lamb sirloin and very flavorful already even without the tapenade etc. With the tapenade and chickpea puree this dish is quite heavy but luckily the dandelion leaves help cut the richness. Overall a very well prepared dish!

The other entree option was: Tasmanian salmon with english peas, fingerlings, meyer lemon and chive creme fraiche
This was also good, the salmon was moist and the skin was nicely crisped. The sourness from the meyer lemons balanced the dish quite well.

For dessert: hazelnut brown butter cake with coffee ice cream and bittersweet chocolate sauce
This dessert was simple and good. Nothing mind blowing or special, but good nonetheless. the cake could've been a bit more moist.

A satisfying meal in a relaxing patio with great music (Cat Power!). I don't know why I haven't been back here for years til now. The well-thought out preparation and and the focus on in-season ingredients make the food here more than just 'solid'. While it isn't a meal to Wow you with in-your-face creativity, it's definitely an extremely satisfying, relaxing meal to end your Sunday.

8474 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 655-6277
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