You might remember Bastide on Melrose, which shuttered a few years ago. Mari Vanna took over, after more than a year's work to turn it into a totally different place, but I'm glad they kept the charming outside garden pretty much the same way and the food was very satisfying when I had a chance to visit recently.
They are serving the limited time menu for Lent and I would like to go back before it ends on Easter, April 20, also to celebrate the end of the crazily busy tax season!
8475 Melrose Pl
West Hollywood, CA 90069
OK, here's the LENT menu~~
Russian Country Salad
–Tomato, Cucumber, Bell Pepper, Radish, Red Onion and Iceberg.
Choice of: Sunflower Oil, Olive Oil or Sour Cream ___$10
Roasted Vegetable Salad
–Eggplant, Zucchini, Bell Pepper, Carrots, Onions, Cilantro topped with Walnut __ $12
Heirloom Tomato Salad
–Red Onion, Cilantro dressed with Sunflower Oil _______$12
Mari Vanna Mixed Green
–Shallots, Cherry Tomatoes, Olive Oil _______ $10
–Refreshing Beet Salad, Dressed with Sunflower Oil ________$12
–Beet Greens, pine nuts, granny smith apples, Balsamic glaze and Olive Oil_ $10
–Heirloom Tomatoes topped with sliced Cucumber, Red Onion, Cilantro touch of Soy sauce lemon and olive oil _________ $12
Roasted Potato Salad
–Home-style potatoes, mix greens, marinated mushrooms, Pickles, black olives, mustard vinaigrette ________ $10
–Assortment of Pickled Vegetables – Pickles, Skinless Tomatoes and Cabbage topped with onion and touch of Sunflower Oil ________ $11
–Honey and Shitake Mushrooms in Homemade Marinade ______$12
–Served with Toasted Black Bread _____ $1
–Traditional Beet and Vegetable Soup _______ $12
-Chilled Beet Soup with Cucumber, potatoes, radish, scallions and dill ___ $10
–White mushrooms, homemade noodles, carrots, potatoes, and onions __ $12
–Puree of squash, pumpkin seeds and homemade croutons ________ $10
Potatoes and Mushrooms
–Pan Roasted Potatoes, sautéed with Oyster Mushrooms and Onions _ $18
–Oyster mushrooms, potatoes, beans, onions, carrots, bell pepper, tomatoes, sautéed and baked in paper_______ $14
–Baked squash, topped with marinated zucchini ______ $10
–Potato Pancakes served with shredded cabbage and cucumber salad ___ $10
Buckwheat and Mushrooms
–sautéed white mushrooms and onions ______$12
–Topped with sautéed Carrots, bell peppers, and onions _________ $12
–Stuffed with dried apricots, prunes, walnuts and honey ________ $10
–prunes, walnuts covered in bittersweet chocolate ________ $10
Pineapple Carpaccio – Marinated Pineapple, topped with berries ______ $10
To attend, please RSVP with the prepayment of $15. This is to avoid no-shows.
On the day of the meetup I will give back $15 in cash, or you can pay the difference. Please also indicate if you'd like to order individually or family style to split the cost and try different dishes.
Looking forward to dining with you!