Restaurant Roundup

Vintage Enoteca launches their Fall menu this Friday night. Menu options include Pear & Blood Orange Salad with Blue Cheese and Candied Walnuts, Gnocchi with Fennel-Leek Truffle Sauce and Brussel Sprouts and Mushroom Panini with Gruyere and Piquillo Pepper Aioli.

Josiah Citrin welcomes guest chef Christophe Dufau to Melisse for 3 nights only starting Wednesday, Oct 17.  Citrin and the French Chef of Restaurant Les Bacchanales in Provence will collaborate to create a “10” menu,  Citrin’s ten course seasonal tasting menu. As both chefs support local farming and fishing, they will explore the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market to come up with the menu. Wednesday, October 17, 2012, Thursday, October 18, 2012, Friday, October 19, 2012. Reservations from 6:00 p.m. 

Executive Chef and favorite of The Beat, Nyesha Arrington has created a special menu for Monday Night Football. Wilshire Restaurant celebrates its new flat screen TVs with treats such as the Wilshire Burger with gruyere, caramelized onions, arugula, bacon hollandaise ($14), Jidori deviled eggs ($6), beer battered pickled green beans ($5), and fried peach pie ($6). Specials will continue through December 17.  

Feeling shellfish? “Beginning Monday October 1, 2012 through Sunday, October 28, diners at CHAYA Downtown can delve into a shellfish-centric menu for its inaugural month-long “Crustacean Food Fair.” Diners can expect favorites on the special dinner menu such as Langoustine and Maine Lobster.  The tasting menu will feature starters such as Rock Shrimp and Bay Scallop Ceviche with Aji-Amarillo Ponzu ($14); and Half Maine Lobster Sushi featuring four Nigiri-style sushi preparations complemented by Lobster Miso Soup ($26). Main entrées will feature a Pan Roasted Langoustine Ojja with Rock Shrimp, Scallops, Clams, Mussels, Eggs, and Chorizo ($29); and Half Maine Lobster & Jidori Chicken Hot Pot with Porcini Mushrooms, Cippolini Onions, Baby Carrots, and Heirloom Potatoes ($36). 

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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