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dineLA: $25 5-Course Vegan Tasting at Crossroads Restaurant by Chef Tal Ronnen

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We will meet in the lobby of the restaurant shortly before our 7:30pm reservation. dineLA Restaurant Week tasting menu costs $25.00. However, details of the menu has not yet been released. Menu will be posted once announced. Cost per person is expected to be about $35 - $50, depending on how many beverages you may order, plus tax and gratuity. Please bring at least $60 in CASH (small bills preferred) to settle your portion of the bill. You can view the regular dinner menu here: http://www.crossroadskitchen.com/Menu-Dinner.aspx You can view their amazing cocktail menu here: http://www.crossroadskitchen.com/Menu-Cocktails.aspx From the 75 reviews it has received, Crossroads has earned an average rating of 4.0 Stars out of 5.0 on Yelp: Valet parking is available. Street parking is available. Be sure to read the street signs for any parking restrictions. Please call or text me at[masked] if you arrive before I do, or are running late, or are lost. http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/event/2/d/8/4/event_255011652.jpeg

(Left: Artichoke Oysters)

Every since I learned about the wonderful vegan food Chef Tal Ronnen, former chef for Oprah (when she went had the major weight loss) and for Ellen & Portia's wedding reception, I have been hoping for him to open up a restaurant here in LA. He and another Oprah alumnus, Chef Art Smith, partnered up to open LYFE Restaurant in Culver City that emphasizes in healthier eating. Now in March, Chef Ronnen opened up his upscale vegan restaurant on Melrose, where the former Philippe Chow once stood. I've been looking forward to dining here, and I hope you will consider joining me...

Here is a wonderful review by James Tipper of WeHoVille.com from April 2013: http://www.wehoville.com/2013/04/25/a-devout-carnivore-goes-vegan-for-a-day-at-crossroads/

$25 5-COURSE TASTING MENU

1st Course:

KALE SALAD - pine nuts / currants / lemon-thyme vinaigrette (GF)

or

PEE WEE POTATO SALAD - haricot vert / baby arugala / toasted pine nuts / whole grain mustard tarragon vinaigrette

2nd Course:

SPICED CHICKPEAS - oven-dried tomatoes / parsley garlic-whip

or

WOOD ROASTED OKRA - okra / calabrese peppers / marcona almonds / pickled ramps / spanish sherry vinegar / flaked sea salt

3rd Course:

"CRAB CAKES" - hearts of palm / apples / charred corn relish / basil aioli - (GF optional)

or

RAGU - eggplant / kalamata olives / pomodora tomatoes / buck wheat

4th Course:

PAPPARDELLE BOLOGNESE

or

SCALOPPINI PICCATA

5th Course:

SELECTION OF SEASONAL SORBETS

or

CHOCOLATE GANACHE TARTLET

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