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Business entertaining at Jose Andres' Bazaar - Anyone been there lately?

J.L. Jun 20, 2011 04:44 PM

Hi gang,

Oh, the things I do in the name of conducting business... Someone is taking me to Bazaar later this month (on their corporate account). The last time I ate there was about a year ago.

In total, I've been to Bazaar twice before, and enjoyed it each time. I must admit, I haven't tried all the inventive libations and cocktails at Bazaar before. Any advice on that?

Has anyone been to Bazaar lately? Any new dishes of note? Any "must-try"s? Any new "plans of attack" (e.g. hit the bar first, then move to rojo y blanco, then move to dessert room, or variations thereof)?

As always, Thanks in advance!


  1. OC Mutt Jun 21, 2011 01:41 PM

    The Philly Cheesesteak and the the hanger steak are must tries as is the foie gras brioche with quince The Jamons are quite good too. The Olives are considered by most to be a must try, but honestly they're only a once in a lifetime item, once you've tried the sphereified olive, you don't need to ever have it again. Their regular olives are quite good though. The nitrogen cocktails are worth trying just for the show, which is a lot of fun to watch. The cotton candy foie gras is woefully disappointing, as are the desserts.

    1. Porthos Jun 20, 2011 04:49 PM

      JL. Simplify. Just do Saam.

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      1. re: Porthos
        sdv231 Jun 20, 2011 05:11 PM

        +1 for Saam.........had dinner there about a month ago and found it wonderful

        1. re: Porthos
          J.L. Jun 20, 2011 05:41 PM

          Would love to. But it's not my call, and my hosts want us to stick to Bazaar proper.

          1. re: J.L.
            Porthos Jun 20, 2011 06:08 PM

            I've been about 8-9 times now the last time being Mother's day. The menu doesn't change.

            The exception being the foie cotton candy is now downgraded to duck liver and cotton candy.

            My favorites remain the Philly Cheesesteak, jamon iberico (maybe not for you), buneulos, and the "not your every day caprese".

            Notable drinks include the magic mojito, uva bella (off menu), and my personal favorite McCallen 21 on the rocks. The aged port selection isn't bad either.

            There is a liquid nitrogen dessert in there somewhere also. Looks better than it tastes. Not that it's going to change your plans but the novelty of Bazaar usually wears off around the 3rd visit. Hopefully I'm wrong :)

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