Josie, Michael's and W&C - Dine LA
Three Dine LA meals so far, Dinners at Joise and Waterloo & City and a Lunch at Michael's.
At Michael's [$28], I started with the chicken and waffles in lime chili syrup--unless they were used to coat the fried wings, no waffles were harmed during the making of this dish. A tasty, sticky good sized portion but the lime and chili were understated. This was followed by a smallish bowl of Cioppino which was decent but not as hearty as I like (too polite for a robust dish). Dessert was a small but tatsy chocolate espresso tart.
Dinner at W&C [$35] started with a wonderful sunchoke soup with a delicious "pig in blanket" that was marred or enhanced (depending on your point of view) by being half in the soup. The pork chop entree with cock-a-leekie sausage and an unannounced raviolo on top was outstanding. Dessert was their classic toffee pudding.
Following her traditional sliver of mushroom quiche, Josie [$45] provided a very tasty goose ragout on top of polenta, a nice piece of boneless shortribs with cavolo nero and bacon on top of black barley risotto (the only "miss" element in the dish). Dessert was an apple crisp with oatmeal walnut streussel that had a good flavor but was unevenly warmed.
Looking forward to trying Buffalo Club's menu (cassoulet!) next and will also visit a few others that looked good, including the now obligatory (for me) Kiriko and Lukshon dinners.