Please Note the following: Read everything carefully below BEFORE you RSVP 'Yes' for this event.
1) I am hosting this event for both Gay Foodies and Pleasure Palate.
2) You MUST prepay $42.00 for this event through PayPal - send it to account under [masked]
3) I will not refund your money if you No Show the day of the event or if you cancel less than 48 hours before the start of the event.
4) The address listed is just a placeholder. It is an underground dining experience so I will email you the exact address in Hollywood about 3 days before tha start of the event.
5) You MUST NOT have any dietary restrictions and be an adventurous eater.
6) Parking Permits (District No. 64) will be provided to guests. If possible, carpool is encouraged as the amount of street parking is limited.
7) In order to fully enjoy this special evening, I would like to remind you that this is a full tasting meal. So, don’t eat first! eat a very light lunch and come hungry!
O & S Sweet Creations is a partnership between 2 gay pastry chefs. Earlier, I attended the very 1st O & S Sweet Creations 2 months ago and it consisted of 6 plus courses of desserts. While the quality of the desserts were what you would find at a fine dining restaurant, it was a bit too much in terms of rich and decadent desserts one after the other. Since their initial launch they have revamped their menu to include some savory dishes to better balance all the desserts. The second time I visited and hosted an event here, people returned on sunsequent offerings on their own because the event is that good!!! I very rarely host an event more than once at the same venue, so for me to return for a 3rd time means it really is that good and worth revisiting multiple times. The pictures that you see are actual desserts served at their prior events.
The venue is held at a gay owned home which comfortably seats 24 people. So come join me this time around as we try out their underground dinner.
Photo: Chocolate Trio --Crémeux, Ganache and Mousse. © 2012 by O&S sweet creations
From O & S:
All comments and suggestions have been taken into consideration for the making of the next and future dinners, and will continue to help us aim for a unique dining experience.
So, we --Pastry Chef Marko Olaechea and Graphic Designer Carlos Sayán-- are ready to showcase our Third Collection of Sweet Creations!
This New Prix-Fixe-Six-Course Tasting Menu will continue to showcase the creative world of pastry making where the balance among all ingredients plays an important role to offer a perfect harmony of colors, textures and unique flavors.
Each new course has been made and reinterpreted from scratch based on French recipes and techniques using only the best ingredients available --i.e., Valrhona Chocolates, seasonal fruits from farmers’ markets, fresh vainilla beans and herbs, & European-styled dairy, etc.
This tasting, also, would not be complete without a great pairing of wines. We have selected two labels to complement the menu.
A Prix-Fixe-Six-Course Tasting Menu --$42 per person-- which includes:
• Two Savory Courses
• Four Sweet Courses
• Two Wines
• Petit Fours
• Water (flat & sparkling), Tea, Coffee
Thanks! ¡Gracias! Merci!,
The O&S Team
From KCRW's Which Way LA Blog: Shhh… Secret desserts and underground restaurants in Los Angeles
Of all the wonderful food I’ve consumed since I moved to Los Angeles eight years ago, I’ve had three superlative meals here: The first was an Okinawan meal in Monterey Park. The second was Vietnamese, in Long Beach. And the third was this weekend, a five-course meal comprised entirely of artfully composed sweets, in Hollywood.
They had something else in common besides being delicious: None of them were in places I could direct you to. They weren’t in restaurants. They were in secret venues (in two cases, private homes) that rely on friends-of-friend-of-friend recommendations to get people in seats. (Which is how I found myself at all three.)
Some great restaurants have evolved out of secret or illegal restaurants in the city, like Starry Kitchen, which is downtown near California Plaza. For several years, Chicks with Knives was a popular roving supper club that offered an evening in great real estate alongside great food.
But the chefs at the places I mentioned above don’t necessarily aspire to the commitment of an ongoing set-up like a restaurant or even bi-weekly affair. They just love to cook and create and dazzle.
Which Saturday night’s chefs did, and in a tiny kitchen, too. The course that made the gathering of 24 gasp was course 4, Chocolate Mousse, Orange Gelee, Praline Feuilletine, Chocolate Sponge. They were all equally elaborate, beautiful and of the “don’t try this at home” type of creation. Like course 1, my other favorite: Parmigiano Sablee, Lemon Marscapone Cream, Tomato Confit, Red Bell Pepper and Raspberry Gelee, and Modena reduction.
Even after the two hour parade of sweet creations, we were served petit fours served with coffee. (And there wasn’t a leftover on the table.)
The entire meal cost $40 a person, with two wines. Tell us, what’s your favorite secret or not so secret place to find delicious dessert?