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RAMPS!!!!!!
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Robuchon's killed it. The dish that blew me away was sous vide white asparagus in a light sauce with thinly sliced Jamon. This is the dish I'll remember from the night. Second place was this langostino that was incredible but no pic of that as I was random in thinking of a pic or not. Just enjoying the moment and it was grand.

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You can see the trotter from the ham they were slicing it off of.

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Had the tasting menu but got the seared foie off the small plates list too:

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An eggplant dish and a saffron chicken dish, both from Ottolenghi

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salt and pepper tofu
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Rivera on Friday was sublime. In my opinion those are the two fine dining spots worth noting in LA.
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had dinner at rivera last night. it really is remarkably good.
that's the mushroom carpaccio, really beautiful plate in that it's extremely thought out and definitely arranged, but completely natural looking.
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Glad to hear it. I think Rivera is a top 15 place, as much as I hate lists. For me in the USA, it is. It has the kind of food you cannot find anywhere else. Even the "boring" staples like the yucutan butter and that corn flan... holy shit man. Every fish dish I've gotten has always been perfectly cooked, which doesn't seem to happen.

so we ate at Rivera on Friday night, and it was a total dud. Well, not a total dud as the corn tortillas were spectacular, but too many of the other dishes missed the mark by too wide a margin.

snails with jamon, vinho verde, and garlic petals. IMO the best appetizer we had, really nice.


hiramasa ceviche with kumquats, chives, fresno chiles. The tired looking greens hint at how boring and muted the dish was.


mushroom carpaccio with chimichurri sauce and kaffir lime. This dish had the potential to be excellent. But see all of that red sauce? It's delicious and intensely flavored, but WAY too much flavor for the mushrooms, which in their raw state are very delicate and subtle. Terrible execution, and such a shame. I want to eat the dish that foodguy posted above.


braised pork shoulder. Best tasting main of the night, despite the odd presentation. Great overall.


Not pictured but also consumed was cod with spinach, garbanzo beans, chorizo, and artichokes. Perfectly cooked cod on top of underseasoned and bland vegetables. My "chorizo" was the size of a pencil eraser, they shouldn't have even bothered with naming it on the menu. I'm not a great home cook, but my cod dishes are better tasting and more interesting.

Sweets, which were nice.
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pork dish looks weird as fuck. I really miss pho. Can't get a decent version outside of California.
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The potato sheet looks like it was made to do one of those "find the hot spot in your pan" demonstrations.
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Cow spinal.

Looks like something from LabelKing's collection.
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Just eating this right now.

 

 

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too bad gomey. sorry you had a bad meal. i had the pork too the last time i was there and thought it was terrific.
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too bad gomey. sorry you had a bad meal. i had the pork too the last time i was there and thought it was terrific.

it's not your fault. I'm glad I checked it out. Cocktails were delicious, as you noted.

There's another place not far away that was superb. I'll get some pictures and notes up when Flickr stops crashing on my work computer.
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from last weekend with matt:









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wow, he broke out the gold leaf for you! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Under heavy teasing and pressure from the female companions.
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