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Nov 12, 2013 01:44 AM

Rustic Canyon with guest chef David Kinch

Anyone else go there tonight? It was a 5 course meal - that was actually 5 course from Jeremy Fox (chef @ Rustic Canyon, who worked with Kinch at Manresa) and 5 courses from David Kinch. For $95 plus wine.

A lot of fun - and a lot of local heavy-weight culinary power showed up to eat; Michael Cimarusti, Josiah Citrin, Ludo Lefebvre, Raphael Lunetta (the latter three all at one table - I think they closed the joint). I'm sure there were others, but as I was facing the street it was hard to see.

Too tired and drunk to post the menu. Big fun though.

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  1. i was there and enjoyed myself immensely... fun dishes and interesting wines

    1. Listen, you have to post this stuff in advance!

      I'm a big fan of Kinch. Tough missing out.

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        1. re: foodiemahoodie

          How were his dishes? Did he do the famous Arpege egg or one of his signature Monterey Bay abalone dishes? Or perhaps his "into the garden" salads with like 20-30 tastes of vegetables?

          1. re: Porthos

            There was an abalone dish - Monterey Bay abalone with turnip - but that was a Rustic Canyon dish. It was very good. Maybe my fav of the evening.

            Closest thing to a "salad" from Mr. Kinch was mijote of sunchoke & chestnuts, brussel sprouts with brillat savarin milk.

        2. re: Porthos

          I don't mean to piss you off, but you also missed this...

          Thursday, October 24, 2013
          8:00pm (Reception 6:30-7:30pm)

          An Evening with Chef Daniel Boulud
          in conversation with Jonathan Gold
          discussing his new book, DANIEL: My French Cuisine

          William Turner Gallery
          Bergamot Station Arts Center
          2525 Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90404

          Was a lot of fun.

          1. re: foodiemahoodie

            Lol! Thanks for looking out. Another one of my favorites. Best Scottish prawns with spring peas and morels I've had.

          1. Yeah, wtf man... how did you hear about this/get an invite??

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            1. Darn! Missed it.

              My simple tomato soup at Manresa many years ago was one of the best dishes I've ever had.