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Rustic Canyon with guest chef David Kinch

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foodiemahoodie Nov 12, 2013 01:44 AM

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.

  1. JBroida Nov 12, 2013 09:45 AM

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

    1. Porthos Nov 12, 2013 10:52 AM

      Listen, you have to post this stuff in advance!

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

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        foodiemahoodie Nov 12, 2013 04:18 PM

        Sorry. Found it on Eater L.A.

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          Porthos Nov 12, 2013 04:23 PM

          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?

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            foodiemahoodie Nov 12, 2013 06:37 PM

            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.

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          foodiemahoodie Nov 14, 2013 11:39 PM

          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.

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            Porthos Nov 14, 2013 11:50 PM

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

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          lizziee Nov 12, 2013 01:37 PM

          It was incredible!

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            Stravinsky Nov 12, 2013 05:47 PM

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

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              foodiemahoodie Nov 12, 2013 06:31 PM

              Like I said - Eater L.A.

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              Sgee Nov 12, 2013 07:17 PM

              Darn! Missed it.

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

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                whiner Nov 12, 2013 10:04 PM

                Cannot believe I missed this. Love Kinch / Manresa.

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