Tres by José Andrés is located in the lobby of the SLS Hotel, just to the right of the Bazaar’s entrance. My love for Chef Andrés (and his cooking) have been well documented (links below), so of course I had to reserve a night to experience the “sophisticated and secluded sanctuary peppered with cozy nooks, books and fireplaces, blending the soul of home with the luxury of exceptional dining and service.” (Right On!)
I’d been to the space near the hotel check-in many times before, usually to have a quick drink before the Bazaar opened next door (I like going early). For those of you who haven’t been to the Bazaar because the concept seems a bit, well BIZARRE… think about dining at Tres next door, a sort of “Bazaar Prelude” if you will. The flavors are the same, just served up in a more casual setting, without the showy (fun!), modern techniques (which I personally love).
From the Tres website:
“Culinary highlights at Trés include daily afternoon tea and weekend brunch infused with Chef Andrés’ unique perspective. Brunch features tabletop displays of caviar, cheese and cured meats, specialty smoked salmon and inventive egg dishes, accompanied by crafty cocktails ranging from Cava mimosas to a Brazilian Screwdriver made with freshly pressed tangerines. Afternoon tea, served seven days a week, showcases traditional sweets and savories paired with a premium selection of distinctive teas and coffees.”
Dinner at Tres:
Ultimate Vodka Tonic (can order with Gin of course)
Roasted Tomato and Burrata Salad: Crispy Air Breads, Basil, Arugula, Lemon Verbena Dressing
Patatas Bravas Chips with Brava Sauce, Aoli
Croquetas de Jamón: Serrano Ham and Bechamel fritters
Inside the Croquetas de Jamón: Serrano Ham and Bechamel fritters
Herb Roasted Ham and Cheese: Tomme De Savoie Cheese, Caramelized Onions, Herbs
Grilled Omaha New York Strip Steak with Piqullo Peppers and Homemade Fries
Our good friend (Bazaar’s pastry chef) Waylynn Lucas stopped by our table at Tres to say hello, so we popped over to the Bazaar’s Patisserie after dinner at Tres.
Lovely Lissette filling up a gorgeous pink box with assorted chocolates!
Note: The SLS Hotel is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Oct). More info here
After Peter finished the candy, I wiped out and added some favorite jewelry pieces! Love, Love, Love my new jewelry box!
Tres by José Andrés
465 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90048
Website Includes full menus for Breakfast/Brunch/Tea/Lunch/Dinner
Dining Date: 10/16/10 (with Peter)
The Bazaar by José Andrés – Concept
The Bazaar by José Andrés – Over 200 Photos from my many visits
7 responses to “Tres by José Andrés”
I love your new jewelry box too! So pretty.
Vodka, jamon, cheese … holy trinity.
Man….those Croquetas de Jamón have my name written ALL over them. Can’t wait to try them. Fried balls of goodness….
I have an affection for Chef Andres and all that he does as well. Thanks for sharing your amazing experience with us. Lots of tasty bites! I hope to eat there some day.
I want to take this opportunity to let you know how much I appreciate your support of the recently started cook community at OurCookQuest. Your tweets helped us get recognized by the media and played a role in getting the Chef Andres interview.
Totally my pleasure!
The croquetas de jamon pic was just like food porn. In love with your Blog! Cheers!