You would think after six group dinners at the Bazaar, I’d have tried everything on the menu right? Wrong.
I thought so too until I started ticking off each dish on a contraband menu that I brought home last month. The truth is, I even started forgetting dishes that I had already tried a few months back, like the Butifarra: Catalan Pork sausage, white beans, mushrooms Senator Moynihan. I tried it on my first visit, but didn’t take a photograph of it… so I forgot.
Visit #7 was a Bazaar “Girl’s Night”!
A few months ago I “met” Ashley on Facebook. We were always commenting on the same food photos (by mutual friends) or posting notes about restaurants we’d recently tried. After we became Facebook “friends”, I invited her to our Slumdog Oscar Party and we quickly planned a night out at the Bazaar.
Our “Girl’s Night” fell on a Tuesday, and it was the first time I’d been to the Bazaar on a weeknight. I figured it would be slower than the weekend, and was surprised to see every table filled when we sat down in the Rojo (my favorite) Room.
There were several “restaurant celeb” sightings that evening, including Brent Bolthouse tucked into one of the black leather booths. At the table to the left of us was a writer from “Travel and Leisure” Magazine, and we overheard that another great review was on the way. Seated to the right of us in the second leather booth, was none other than Chef Octavio Becerra from Palate Food and Wine. When he got up at the end of his meal, I stopped him to say hello. Peter and I love his “Porkfolio” and Salmon Rillettes!
This was Ashley’s first visit to the Bazaar, so we ordered a few of the “must haves” tapas including the Philly Cheesesteak with Air Bread, Foie Gras Cotton Candy and tender Lamb Loin (links to photos below). When I scanned the menu, I didn’t remember trying the Butifarra and white bean dish so we ordered that as well, and that turned out to be our favorite dish of “Girl’s Night”!
Butifarra: Catalan Pork sausage, white beans, mushrooms Senator Moynihan. The white beans were incredible… soft on the inside with a light crispy topping.
Organized Caesar Salad with Quail Egg and Parmesan
Soy-marinated Salmon Roe Cones
Chocolate Lollipops: Raspberry White Chocolate and Candied Orange Peel Chocolate
Additional Dishes We Shared:
Philly Cheesesteak: Air Bread, Whipped Cheddar and Wagyu Beef
Foie Gras rolled in Corn Nuts and wrapped in Cotton Candy
Lamb Loin with Mushrooms and Potato
Bazaar by José Andrés, SLS Hotel
465 South La Cienega Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Dinner with Ashley, 3/24/09
3 responses to “The Bazaar by José Andrés ”
The Organized Caesar Salad with Quail Egg and Parmesan is too beautiful to eat!
But most defiantly it will be on my order list next time I go!
By the way, I got my order list from your site:)
OMG, I can’t for my next trip! Like you, I feel I’ve only tried a small portion of the extensive menu. It’s certainly getting a lot of buzz. xo The Diva
It really is such a treat. As of yesterday (my 10th visit to Bazaar) I have officially tried EVERYTHING on the current menus, including the three new brunch items (which were phenomenal). Check out the new brunch the next time you’re in town.