Couple of L.A. foodies need help
Howdy....Early September, we two big time foodies from L.A. are arriving for 2 nights. One of our dinners is going to be at the Metropolitan Grill for some great steaks. Where would you have us go, for a great dinner the other night? Cost is not a factor, nor is cuisine, just great food....Thanks!
I think some of the best food in the city now is at The Walrus and the Carpenter in Ballard. We had a fantastic meal there last weekend. If you are a fan of oysters, either raw or fried, it is a must. The vegetables there are also magnificent - who know sliced kohlrabi could be so spectacular? Also, amazing romanesco, blistered padrones, pork rillettes, the amazing small plates just kept coming.
We didn't make it to Walrus on our visit last week but did manage to snag a reservation at the Whale Wins, which is affiliated. I'd recommend looking at that menu as well. It too has wonderful vegetable dishes--we had an innovative dish involving cauliflower leaves with ham chips, as well as a roasted carrots dish and a starter of tomatoes with mint pesto and hazelnuts. And fabulous clams.