Our friend Beth Helmstetter called us up and told us she was going to do a little low key birthday get together, and asked us if we’d do the dinner. Beth’s one of our favorite planners around, and does killer work, so we were excited (and a little nervous) to oblige. As if 5 Courses on a Hollywood rooftop wasn’t dramatic enough, Los Angeles served us up a rare rainy night, and being outside (yes, there was a beautiful clear tent) with the rain coming down over the city lights, just added to the magic of the evening. A huge thanks to Steve Steinhart for the amazing images.
Our craft cocktailer Dan Thompson makes wicked cocktails… all house made infusions, cordials and mixers, and super fresh. So fresh and so clean clean.
A beautiful first course. Our “cedar planked salmon” which is really arctic char crudo on grilled cedar. And an even more beautiful birthday girl.
As we’ve said before, it’s okay to L.A. It’s an amazing city.
The Chai Nage foam juxtaposed with the squid ink paint gave the fish a crazy cool complexity.