Aug 18, 2013 · 5:45 PM
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As an avid foodie, I'm SO excited to try this new restaurant in Studio City. Join us for Sunday supper at Girasol, a new 120-seat restaurant in Studio City from Top Chef alum C.J. Jacobson. Jacobson, who recently returned from an apprenticeship at Noma in Copenhagen, got involved with Girasol because he felt it was a unique addition to the neighborhood. "I get to showcase my take on California cuisine, drawing from SoCal's Mexican roots, ties to the Pacific and bounty of seasonal and fresh ingredients," Jacobson says. A metal modern-art sunflower installation (girasol means sunflower in Spanish) lines the ceiling.
The menu is "rustic-refined." Think California fare inspired by local farmers (sourcing from Santa Monica and Studio City farmers markets). Dishes include octopus salad with long-roasted eggplant, Little Gem, rosemary ash oil, sweet and sour chili and toasted lovage; whole fried red snapper with crispy greens, fermented Fresno chili, sauce of kumquat, sorrel and citrus; and olive oil cake with peaches, crème fraîche and house-made fruit leather.
I will be getting the menu from the manager shortly, so I'll attempt to put it on this Meetup page. In the meantime, feel free to visit their website: www.girasolrestaurant.com or check out their yelp reviews.
***Please RSVP responsibly. No shows will be removed from the group, no exceptions***
***Please be on time. We will begin ordering about fifteen minutes after the scheduled Meetup time***
***Valet or Street parking available***
Thanks and see you there!