Birthday Dinner at The Bazaar

20 Aug

I mentioned that I wasn’t planning on doing anything for my birthday and that was somewhat true until my boyfriend surprised me with an amazing dinner at the SLS hotel…The Bazaar by José Andres. We went there before for afternoon tea, but we never tried their dinner so it was a totally different experience.

My boyfriend is awesome.

This place was definitely a hotspot where people wanted to see and be seen. I didn’t notice any celebrities, but it didn’t matter because the atmosphere was electric. There were plenty of trendy scenesters, older wine-lovers, and a slew of European guests that made this place kind of random but it was still sophisticated, polished, and so LA.

The food was visually interesting and delicious too. I’m adventurous with food, so I’ll pretty much eat anything, but I love figuring flavors and unique combinations of ingredients. The Bazaar fulfilled my little foodie fantasy.

Enjoy the food porn at this tapas bar! =)

Tortilla De Patatas “New Way” * potato foam, egg 63, caramelized onions

King Crab Raspberries, Raspberry Vinegar

Foie Gras quince, toasted brioche sandwiches

Sautéed Wild Mushrooms Hazelnut Praline

Chipirones En Su Tinta Baby Squid * with own ink

Ottoman Carrot Fritters apricots, pistachio sauce

Jicama Wrapped Guacamolé micro cilantro, corn chips

Apple And Fennel manchego cheese, walnuts, sherry vinegar

Baby Japanese Peaches burrata, hazelnuts, arugula

I couldn’t have asked for a better birthday dinner!

My faves:

  • Tortilla de Patata
  • Chipirones En Su Tinita
  • Jicama Wrapped Guacamole
  • Baby Japanese Peaches

Everything at The Bazaar was very tasty but those four items really stood out in terms of taste, presentation, and inventiveness.

A great end to a good day.

Happy Friday everyone!

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8 Responses to “Birthday Dinner at The Bazaar”

  1. Janice (Couture and Crayons) August 20, 2010 at 7:13 AM #

    I just saw this place on TV. That chef is crazy creative. Makes me miss L.A. Restaurants are definitely something lack where I live now, so when I go back to visit my parents I pig out! Your boyfriend is awesome. What a treat! Hope you had a fantastic Birthday!

  2. Elle August 20, 2010 at 7:55 AM #

    Happy birthday! All the food you had looked amazing. Your boyfriend is so sweet.

  3. PetiteLittleGirl August 20, 2010 at 9:10 AM #

    Sautéed Mushrooms is my all time favourite. Your bf is super sweet. Have a wonderful BD!

  4. Jen August 20, 2010 at 2:55 PM #

    Wow, that looks like a really interesting (and refined) dining experience. Your boyfriend has good taste (and is so sweet)! Happy Birthday!

    Have a great weekend,
    Jen

  5. Liz August 20, 2010 at 5:22 PM #

    That looks way too pretty to eat 🙂

  6. Alterations Needed August 20, 2010 at 10:25 PM #

    Happy Birthday! Your boyfriend did a great job picking a venue! Everything looks delish.

  7. PetiteXXS August 21, 2010 at 1:50 AM #

    Wow, food porn indeed! I LOVE jicama… I eat it like fruit it’s so refreshing 🙂

  8. Vicky August 21, 2010 at 7:03 PM #

    OMG, my mouth was watering reading this blog. Fancy!!!
    You are one lucky girl. Happy Birthday!

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