Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Winter DineLA Menu at Commerson

It's been a while since I've done Dine LA Restaurant Week, but I recently checked out a new (to me) restaurant, Commerson on La Brea. I've read that this place is one of the underrated gems in LA, so I was excited to try it.

Commerson's Dine LA dinner menu is $39 per person for three courses. The first course option includes:
Red snapper ceviche with avocado and plantain chips.
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The portions were quite good for the price and as you can see, the ingredients they use were obviously fresh.

One of the other choices was the butternut squash agnolotti with parmigiano reggiano and brown butter sage.
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This agnolotti is always a good pasta dish to have in the colder months, and Commerson's rendition was a good one.

For the main course, there's Burgundy braised short rib with potato puree, swiss chard, and horseradish gremolata.
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Short ribs make it on a lot of restaurant week menu, honestly, but Chef Winston Wingfield made this dish a hit for us. The short rib was very tender and together with the potato and the burgundy sauce, it was a dish that you'd crave in the winter.

Also, unlike some restaurants, Commerson's DineLA menu actually consists of dishes that are on the regular menu, so you're getting the real restaurant experience and can easily see how much you're saving for restaurant week.

Housemade campanelle, wild mushrooms, herbs, burrata, shallots, bread crumbs.
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This entree option isn't as photogenic, but you can't go wrong with homemade campanelle and wild mushrooms, really.

There are also pork chop and seared scallops on the dineLA menu, which I almost ordered.

The dessert course only had two options, so we tried both:
Carrot cake with ginger creme fraiche bavareis, caramelized white chocolate, whipped cream, cream cheese ice cream. I love the plating of this dessert.
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S'more (warm Valrhona brownie, chocolate custard, vanilla marshmallow, chocolate ice cream).
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I'm a chocolate lover, so I preferred this dessert. It was hard to stop eating that brownie!

Commerson's cocktails are also worth ordering, with a menu designed by Dushan Zaric (from Employees Only). I ordered the Negroni variation with strawberry-infused Campari.
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You still have a couple of days to get your Restaurant Week outing in - until Friday Jan 25!
Even if you miss DineLA, Commerson is worth checking out, especially if you're in the mid-city area. Chef Wingfield worked at Bouchon in Beverly Hills, Red Medicine, and Animal before and he's bringing in his experience to do Commerson.

Pro-tip: Commerson validates for 2 hour parking in the garage (the Wilshire La Brea building).

788 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Commerson Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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