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Saturday, November 11, 2023

The Dining Project Pop-Up@Long Beach ★★★

Amazing 6-Course Tasting Dinner Pop-Up. Great fine dining quality and price point. The A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Beef grilled with Binchotan coal from Japan was amazing. (They purchased for $1,700) Generous portions. Even got to take a loaf of Focaccia bread home. Chef James Caveness is nice and professional along with aspiring Chef Andrew. James started his culinary venture since he was 15. He relates dishes with his personal story. Great service from our server, Shannon. It was a nice surprise to find out that 4 glasses of wine pairing (with refills) were already included.  The Dining Project features aspiring chefs. Knew about this project from Instagram. Intimate 4-6 seats at counter. $145 per person. Limited street parking.

Pinot Gris Pairing

Cruciferous Vegetables
ginger, toasted oak jelly, salsa matcha

Cruciferous Vegetables with Pinot Gris Pairing

autumn squash, balsamic vinegar, pumpkin oil

Chardonnay Pairing

Pork Gyoza
XO, tonkotsu, cilantro & chives

End pieces of Free Range Chicken (Wellington)

Cabernet Sauvignon Pairing

Free Range Chicken (Wellington), Smoked Chicken Tortellini
gruyere, potato, brown butter veloute

Syrah Pairing

A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Beef from Japan Grilled w/ Binchotan

salsify, chanterelle, maitake, black garlic jus

A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Beef from Japan Grilled w/ Binchotan


Lemon & Ginger Tea


Parsnip Tres Leches
apple, lemon, thyme, cinnamon

Mango Cotton Candy w/ Spices

The Dining Project Pop-Up
Partake Collective
456 Elm Ave
Long Beach, CA  90802

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Yi Cha Pop-Up@Esters Santa Monica ★★★

Best Korean Food Ever w/ a Modern Twist. Yi Cha's last pop-up (9/15 only) before their opening in Highland Park by TV personality Debbie Lee (Morimoto's Sushi Master). Beautiful presentation w/ personal touch. Fine ingredients. Amazing taste with a pop of crispy accent texture in some dishes. The "Rockefeller" Oysters blew my mind. It shouldn't be called Rockefeller Oysters, because it's 10+ times better than ordinary Rockefeller Oysters out there. It needs quote and quote on it. Love Debbie's rendition of Korean seafood. An unforgettable night full of culinary surprise for the taste buds chilling at the wine bar. Debbie keeps striving for perfection in her culinary creativity. This will be my Korean comfort food. Can't wait to visit their opening in Highland Park soon.

Seoul Style Oysters Rockefeller (6pcs) $33
doenjang butter, panko shallot crust

Abalone Two Ways $31
abalone sashimi w/ kimchee mignonette, abalone porridge w/ gochugaru oil, crispy shallot

Hwe Dup Bap - aka Sashimi Bowl $35 (add Marinated Ikura +$6)
local catch of the day, melon, la bahn ranch egg, mountain rice, gochujang vinaigrette

Berkshire Pork Belly Ssam $45
plum glaze, farmer's market lettuce, perilla, weiser farms melon, minari, soy caramelized kabocha, pluot ssamjang, kimchee

Pan Seared Black Cod $37
gochu hollandaise, charred kimchee, Korean leek, crispy black rice, farmer's market radish salad

Little Neck Clams Soondubu Style $31
perilla pesto crostini, garlic chive oil

500 years Jinmaek Soju Oak (Reserve)

Marinated Melon

Group Picture w/ Chef Debbie Lee & Chef Kook

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Yi Cha Pop-up@Melody LA Silver Lake ★★★

Yi Cha Pop-Up@Melody. July 31 - Aug 1. Nice Korean food with spiced flavors by Chef Debbie Lee, as seen on reality TV cooking show Morimoto's Sushi Master. Takacho “Regal Hawk” Sake is on the sweet side and pairs well with spicy Korean food. Very limited street parking in Silver Lake area.

Abalone Sashimi, Kimchee Mignonette $19

Kumamoto Oysters 1/2 dozen $30 (from Melody)
champan's cove, WA

Farmer's Market Crudite, Housemade Garlic Chive, Creme Fraiche, Preserved Meyer Lemon
+ House Marinated Ikura $13

Kongguksu, Northern Cold Soymilk Sesame Noodles, Tomato Muchim, Pine Nuts, Pickled Fresno
+ Shaved Bottarga (recommended) $23

Takacho “Regal Hawk” Sake $70

Hall Farmstead Wagyu Beef Robata, Scallion, Doenjang Sake Glaze $15

Braised Oxtail Tteokboki, Royal Stir-Fried Rice Cakes, Summer Vegetables, Ssamjang $23

Marinated Melon compliments of the chef

Chef Debbie Lee!

751 N Virgil Ave Los Angeles, CA 90029
(323) 922-6037

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Sukiyuki LA Pop-Up@n/soto ★★★

Amazing Sukiyuki LA + n/soto Pop-Up Tasting Experience. Great deal. $120 for 8-course collaboration menu. includes Sukiyuki LA Signature Wagyu Rice Bowl and Dessert. Valet or street parking.

Keropi in a Cup $15
tequila, tepache, cucumber, shiso, vermouth, midori, lime

Goma Panchi $16
rice whisky, black sesame, miso, yuzu, honey

Welcome Drink: Negroni (alcoholic option)

Welcome Drink (non-alcoholic option)

Junmai Ginjo Heiwa Shuzo "KID" Wakayama $90
lively, aromatic, guava, flowers

Junmai Ginjo Matsunotsukasa "Cuvee Isabel" Shiga $100
vintage blend, round, terroir-driven, melon, white flower

4566 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016
(323) 879-9455