Don’t ya just hate it when your return visit to a previously LOVED eatery yields less than desired results? When the cuisine was initially sooooo bomb.com that you advertised it as such and rounded up the entire posse for a night on the town, only to be met with satisfactory service and a hastened supper? With a super packed Saturday night crowd and a kitchen bursting at the seams I felt rushed to finish my $100+ meal when all I really wanted to do was relax and enjoy the spread. Eh, at least the presentation was still right on point.
Misty point oysters, mignonette ice
Spring peas, dungeness crab, almond sponge, clam jus
Asparagus cooked in hay, goats milk ice, smoked oil
La quercia berkshire ham, beets, yogurt, nutmeg oil
Beef tartare, hearts of palm, sea bean chimichurri, horseradish, rye
Hamachi, dill pickle papaya, buttermilk curds, sesame tempura
Lollipop kale, lardo, pigs ears, togarashi
Corn, miso, housemade doritos, nori
Octopus, ink, shells, young fennel, pimenton
Lamp neck, fried egg, yogurt curd, potato, wild herbs
Suckling pig, sweet potato, mustard bavaroise, green apple
Lamp belly, farro, kale, vadouvan
8360 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Note to self: Keep in mind the curse of the ever omnipresent West Hollywood hotspot. Once it’s IN, get on your way OUT. Don’t believe me? Simply book your next dinner on a weekend and watch as this beauty turns into an ENTIRELY different beast.
But please don't be completely discouraged, I think 3rd time's the charm fosho! Read my first review of Ink. HERE and see why I'll DEFINITELY be back for more Michael!
TGIF my loves!!!
Hope everyone celebrates a festive and fun Memorial Day weekend!
Bon appétit mes amis!