Obika Mozzarella Bar - Century City DineLA lunch very short review
- westsidegal Jan 25, 2011 03:51 PM
Crema di Pomodoro
Chilled Organic Tomato Soup with Basil, Stracciatella di Burrata and Crostini
Mozzarelle E Verdure Grigliate
Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP served with Grilled Organic Vegetables and Sundried Tomato Pesto
Mousse di Ricotta
Ricotta di Bufala with Honey, Orange Peel, Pine Nuts and Raisons
the starter and main dishes were terrific, the dessert was better than terrific, sublime is the word that comes to mind.
the price/quality/quantity/protein ratios were so good that they were practically unbelievable.
10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067
We have to get over there to try this place. I've been wanting to since I first read about it here. Hey, westsidegal, maybe take down those two idiotic auto place links that popped up from your descriptions using the words "Crema" and "Sundried Tomato" pesto. That feature is out of control.
the bread was dense and it wasn't warmed.
not as awful as the bread at Lilly's, but not wonderful like the bread at Metro.
my palate only likes crisp crust, so from the get-go the middle portion of the bread was not going to ring my bell.. . .
the food though was exceptional.
the chilled tomato soup tasted of fresh tomatoes no taste of canned anything.
the cheese was spectacular
the sun dried tomato pesto was served in a little side dish and it tasted intensely of tomato rather than just tasting salty.
the olives used to garnish the plate were high-quality dried olives.
the grilled vegetables included grilled radicchio--most restaurants would have served grilled onions instead because of the very high price of radicchio.
and on and on and on.. . . .
I live in the neighborhood and have been there a few times now. Always excellent.
I was in Rome last month and even went by the restaurant there. Nice to have great
cheese much closer!