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dineLA dinner @ The Bazaar by José Andrés in SLS Hotel 10/2/11

Since I am hosting another table of 8 with my HEARTS group, Sunny has agreed to host a second table for me since they can't guarantee we'll be in same room and I'd probably shoot myself or others if I tried to sort out bill for 16--I am NOT Robert!  ;o)  This is the write-up for my other group that I did.  Thanks tons Sunny--change it as your heart desires!

Part Tapas master (small Spanish plates of yummies), part molecular gastronomist (turning food science on it's head), Jose Andres has been bringing his own unique flair to the culinary world for years now.  Prior to eating here, some of us will be seeing the movie about one of the restaurants he apprenticed in that helped shape his cuisine so I thought it appropriate to try his food afterwards.  And LOW and behold, it's DineLA week--a/k/a Christmas for foodies.  Prix fixe menus for lunch or dinner.  Dinner for this event will be $56 which includes tax and tip, drinks and other menu items ordered would be extra.  BRING CASH whenever possible.  The caveat here is that they generally like to keep the entire table on the dineLA/prix fixe menu.  We can order other things if we want but we need to all stick with the program.  Please keep this in mind when RSVPing.

ALL Pleasure Palate rules apply--in spades.

The menu for this evening will be (note that you pick one plate for one course, three for another, etc.):

First Course Choices

Please select one dish from the following section:
  Gazpacho estilo Algeciras
traditional gazpacho

Tortilla de Patatas “New Way”
Potato foam, egg 63, caramelized onions

Japanese Taco
Grilled eel, shiso, cucumber, wasabi, chicharron

“Philly Cheesesteak”*
Air bread, cheddar, Wagyu beef

“Hilly Cheesesteak”
Air bread, cheddar, royal trumpet mushroom

Second Course Choices

Please select three dishes from the rest of our menu:
  Green Asparagus
Labne, macadamia nuts

Olive oil, vinegar, pimentón*

Jamón Serrano Fermin (2 oz)
Dry cured ham

Embutidos platter
Chorizo, lomo, salchichon

Catalan spinach
Apple, pine nuts, raisins

Catalan style roasted red pepper, onion, eggplant

Wild mushroom rice
Idiazabal cheese

Goat cheese, oranges, almonds

Papas Canarias
Salty wrinkled potatoes, mojo verdé

Vegetable stew, tomato, egg 63

Stuffed piquillo peppers
Capriola Farm goat cheese

"The ultimate Spanish tapa!" Ensaladilla rusa
Potatoes, carrots, mayo, tuna belly*

Sautéed shrimp
Garlic, guindilla pepper

Sea scallops
Romesco sauce

Butifarra Senator Moynihan
Catalan pork sausage, white beans, mushrooms

Beef hanger steak
Piquillo pepper confit

Boneless chicken wings
Green olive purée

Croquetas de pollo
Chicken and béchamel fritters

Jicama wrapped guacamole
Micro cilantro, corn chips

Organized Caesar*
Quail egg, parmesan

Apple and fennel
Manchego cheese, walnuts, sherry vinegar

Baby beets
Citrus, pistachio, olive oil goat cheese

Brussels sprouts
Lemon purée, apricots, grapes, lemon air

Sautéed cauliflower “couscous”
Cauliflower purée, harissa, lemon, crispy quinoa

Tomato watermelon skewers
Lemon dressing, PX reduction

Ottoman carrot fritters
Apricots, pistachio sauce

Heirloom tomatoes and strawberries
Tamarind, Sherry dressing

Third Course Choices

Please select one of our desserts:
Traditional Spanish Flan
Vanilla and fruit

Creamy Chocolate Heart
Coffee and cardamom

Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta
Apricots and muscat gelatin

Ice Cream and Sorbet Selection

Valet parking is $14 so let's try to carpool from the movie (those who are attending) or try to find street parking.  It may be early enough to snag a spot


I hope you will be able to join us. 

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  • SuNnY

    The Bazaar is still one of the best dining experiences in Los Angeles. Exciting and whimsical like a twisted Alice in Wonderland.

    October 3, 2011

  • Lynn

    Awesome, the perfect meal after the El Bulli movie. Thanks Chrissy for making this possible

    October 3, 2011

  • Chrissy

    We've added another smaller table so I've allowed more attendees.

    September 29, 2011

  • Tina

    Thank You SuNnY
    Since Parking Is Tight To Bazaar
    Any one care to carpool from Pasadena Or Eagle Rock Area i would help Pay For Gas and Parking ..

    September 28, 2011

  • Norm


    September 28, 2011

  • Kiyo

    reconfirming yes!! Thanks chrissy, sunny!!

    September 27, 2011

  • Chrissy

    What I was thinking,,,,but it's up to to split the tables into 2 sets of 4 and share......I'd prefer to split the check that way but we shall see what the consensus is.

    September 12, 2011

  • Yumi R.

    i've been here twice with a decent size group and it always seemed that we'd get a much better deal and more variety by eating family style and getting a BUNCH OF TAPAS a la carte. what do you think, Sunny?

    September 12, 2011

  • Kiyo

    Actually it's a good thing we get reorders! LOL! Looking forward to seeing you Chrissy!! Thanks for setting it up and Sunny! :)

    September 12, 2011

  • Chrissy

    Kiyo, honey, you gotta let that sh*t go....... :o)

    September 12, 2011

  • Kiyo

    I love this restaurant and we do a lot of design work with them. So when I eat there or when clients are staying in the rooms: I check how the pillows and throws are getting massacred due to all the wear they get. :)

    September 12, 2011

  • Chrissy

    Yeah I kinda made him skinnier my smushing him a little bit. Sure he'd appreciate that. :D

    September 12, 2011

  • SuNnY

    Wow, this dining event at The Bazaar filled up with little effort on my part. LOL. Anyway, we're in for a great dining experience. I love this restaurant. It's exciting.

    September 12, 2011

  • Wasima

    Love that inviting Jose image at the end!

    September 12, 2011

8 went

  • SuNnY
    Event Host
  • Yumi R.
    Assistant Organizer
  • Norm
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