Showing posts with label cocktails. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cocktails. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

bar sawa@Little Tokyo ★★★

Great Omakase with Awesome Cocktail Pairing. Fun and chill environment. Fresh sushi carefully handcrafted. They did a blind tasting game. I guessed all the blind tasting sushi right. Natalia the bartender was great. I had her pick the cocktail pairing for me. All the cocktails she picked for me was perfect. $170 Omakase Course. Cocktail pairing was $45 for 3 glasses, which was a good deal. Reservations via Tock. $6 parking at structure.

Sashimi for the Night

Prep Work

Sawa Highball
toki whisky, soda water, yuzu bitters, grapefruit peel

roku gin, yuzu liqueur

Smoked Chutoro with Shiso Garlic Sauce

Fried Oyster

Snapper marinated in Konbu

Ankimo paired with Yuzu

Aji - Horse Mackerel

Shima Aji

Gyokuro Martini – Green Tea Vodka
haku vodka, gyokuro, lillet blanc

Aoiebi – Blue Crystal Shrimp from Australia

Smoked Bonito in Konbu - Katsuo Skipjack Tuna

Akamizuke from Mexico

Masu - Ocean Sprout with Pickes

Kama Toro

Ika - Squid

Uni with Truffle

Anago - Fresh Water Eel

Yuzu Saketini
sake, yuzu, cointreau, lillet blanc

Marinated Black Cod

Japanese Old Fashioned
toki whisky, hojicha, angostura bitters, kuromitsu

Ebi Dashi Somen

Egg - Tamago

bar sawa
111 San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(323) 381-5858

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Chaya Brasserie@Beverly Hills ★★★

Fantastic Japanese Fusion Food. Great drinks. 30 years in business. The Chaya Moscow Mule is served in a copper mug, which makes it very fun to drink from. Wagyu Beef Roll was one-of-a-kind. Lobster was Asian-infused and flavorful with Cilantro. Love the grilled vegetables on the side. Black & White Uni Pasta was great. Got a discounted Travel Zoo dining voucher. Valet parking is $6.50.

The Chaya Moscow Mule $14
soyombo vodka, fresh ginger nectar, cinnamon clove tea, fresh squeezed lime juice, ginger beer – served in a copper mug

Market Cocktail $13

Uni Toast $13
santa barbara uni, toasted crostini, duxelle de champignon, hollandaise

Inside of Uni Toast

Wagyu Beef Roll $18
spicy shrimp, asparagus, avocado, fresh tuna

Paella Valencia $31
langoustine, shrimp, calamari, mussels, chorizo, olives, english peas

Spiced Roasted Lobster $29 (half)
seasonal market vegetables, spicy lobster sauce, grilled lemon

Banana Banana Banana $9
chaya classic– banana tart, banana ice cream, frozen chocolate banana

Chaya Brasserie
8741 Alden Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 859-8833

Monday, October 28, 2013

Scratch Bar@Beverly Hills ★★★

Impressive Food and Cocktail Drinks with a Surprise. Great presentation and fantastic taste. Honey Fried Oliver and Crab were my favorites. Puffed Smelt Fish was fun to eat. The servers were so nice and friendly. Used a $56 for $116 Travel Zoo coupon. Great deal. Intimate space. Noise level was a bit loud. Street or valet parking. Closes late at 2am.

Duck Skin Popcorn $4

Honey Fried Olive Stuffed Olives $5

Pork Belly & Raw Oysters $5

(Not) Chicken & Waffle $5

Chilled King Crab w/ Sweet Corn Pudding $18

Cured Pig's Head $11

Green Mussel & Sea Urchin Sake Shooter $5

Puffed Smelt w/ Bone Marrow Mustard $5

Squid in a Box $17

Dry Aged Hanger Steak $21

Dark Chocolate & Cayenne Candy Bar $9

Complimentary Homemade Marshmallows

In Memoriam $10

Bangkok Dangerous $13

Received a Couple of Complimentary Drinks for Being Awesome

Scratch Bar
111 N La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 289-8010