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Lent Menu at Mari Vanna, Russian Restaurant on Melrose

Hi everyone,

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!

Mari Vanna

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

Roasted Beets

–Beet Greens, pine nuts, granny smith apples, Balsamic glaze and Olive Oil_ $10

Tomato Carpaccio

–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

Marinated Mushrooms

–Honey and Shitake Mushrooms in Homemade Marinade ______$12

Vegetable Caviar

–Served with Toasted Black Bread _____ $1


Ukrainian Borscht

–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

Butternut Squash

–Puree of squash, pumpkin seeds and homemade croutons ________ $10


Potatoes and Mushrooms

–Pan Roasted Potatoes, sautéed with Oyster Mushrooms and Onions _ $18

Vegetable Bouquet

–Oyster mushrooms, potatoes, beans, onions, carrots, bell pepper, tomatoes, sautéed and baked in paper_______ $14

Butternut Squash

–Baked squash, topped with marinated zucchini ______ $10

Potato Draniki

–Potato Pancakes served with shredded cabbage and cucumber salad ___ $10

Buckwheat and Mushrooms

–sautéed white mushrooms and onions ______$12

Roasted Eggplant

–Topped with sautéed Carrots, bell peppers, and onions _________ $12


Baked Apple

–Stuffed with dried apricots, prunes, walnuts and honey ________ $10

Handmade Chocolate

–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!


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  • Carol R.

    Well, Sally -I tried for this one but it is also booked up. Another time.

    April 16, 2014

  • BabyBelle

    i'd like to share RoastedBeet or 'Vinegret' salad, MushroomSoup, VegetableCaviar?, Buckwheat&Mushrooms Main,&BakedApple :)

    1 · April 8, 2014

    • Sally

      Thank you for the payment by Paypal! Yes, I agree, I want to share those too.)

      1 · April 8, 2014

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