Posts tagged food
Posts tagged food
I love birthdays, and the thought of having a big bash is always appealing, although seldom realistic. More and more I’m not in the States to celebrate, so I typically enjoy a belated birthday dinner with close friends and family at a restaurant that’s been on my go-to list for ages! I will be in San Francisco for my 21st this year and I’m still trying to decide where I want to go - if you have any suggestions please let me know!!
Anyways, time for a trip down memory lane and a look at the absolutely INCREDIBLE dinner I enjoyed to celebrate my 20th! I went to Osteria Mozza last year with my best friend/sister, Sam, who came to LA to surprise me and my mom! Not only was the food inspired, but Nancy Silverton came out to celebrate too and was working the Mozza bar! I may or may not have stared her down all of dinner haha!
Here are the goodies:
Obvi we had to just get our MOZZA on, check that creamy baby with the asparagus. Yum.
^ These are called Gnudi (pronounced “nu-dee”), like gnocchi but made out of ricotta cheese instead of taters!
Preach. So many of the problems with Americans and their food stems from not knowing what your food originally looked like. I personally feel that we need to get back to our roots and grow our own and kill our own to be sustainable. My vegetarianism is a consumer related decision. I refuse to eat meat which I have no knowledge about - How did it live? What did it eat? Was it given supplements?
Be a smart consumer. Save the planet.
Did I ever talk about my SUPREMELY AWESOME lunch at Street? Guess not..but here are some pichaaass of what went down almost 2 years ago when I was leaving SC for the summer for the first time! Also, casually saw Matthew Perry here, so that must mean that it’s like a celeb hot spot or something. Jokes on jokes.
In the last three years I’ve been enrolled at a fine university, I’ve begun to write and post on this fine blog less and less. Thankfully the food obsession has stayed with me. However, at the start of the New Year, and new adventure I am about to embark upon (I’m gonna be ‘studying’ in Cape Town for a semester!) I figured I’d fire the old blog back up.
While getting excited about the adventurous future, I’d like to reminisce on some of my favorite meals.
Freshman year….The Gorbols. Smack dab in the creative center that is downtown LA, Ilan Hall, a contestant on Top Chef, pulls out Eastern European inspired, and humorous/ironic small plates. I will always fondly remember this meal. I went with my two best friends (at the time), and we indulged in just about every single vegetarian option on dear Ilan’s menu. They were all fantastic. I wouldn’t go back for the rarebit, but I would go back for the latkes and the addictive curry sauce served with the ‘chips.’ The ambiance, food, and company all made me feel like I was a “foodie” in LA for the first time. And it was ridiculously delicious.
Happy Chanukah folks! All I need is 8 days of these babies and I’ll be set :]
Have you ever seen a more beautiful or delicious dessert come from a chef? I don’t think so!
Awwww freshman year babies. Cheers to memories and former friends!
Sophomore year….I’ve gotta take my hat off for The Hatfields’. I would like to pause in this narrative and just say THANK YOU! to the Hatfields, like the actual couple that owns this beautiful restaurant, for blowing my mind on my birthday. You taught me that vegetarians can love french food, and what a good pasta is. You are beautiful human beings and a blessing to the Los Angeles food scene. Seriously though go here if you can.
This is the agnolotti that changed my life. I’m being serious.
Vegetables…..YUUUUUUMMMMM. But actually…hehe
Notable mention: Txoko in San Francisco. I am so sorry that you have closed after one glorious year of service. I came with my best friend/foodie Sam and we were absolutely sloshed after drinking on an empty stomach at Locanda and you did us good. The food was incredible, and it was my first time so happily tipsy and well fed in the city. :’)
P.S. Shoutout to all the amazing food I got to try last December when I traveled Northern India for the first time. Gujurati/Rajasthani food, you were mind-blowing. How will I ever be a proper South India ladki again?
^sums it up quite nicely. Thanks mother!
This year has had several standouts. Wurstkuche, Baco Mercat, Wilson & Wilson Private Detective Agency at Bourbon and Branch, and Zuni Cafe. So much good food, and booze. I can’t wait to see what South Africa throws at me!