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!
- 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!