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Moody Pops Up!

Who: Chef Dan Moody (Peter and I first met him when he worked under the pop-up king himself, Chef Ludo Lefebvre!)

When: Feb 28 – Mar 3, 2012 

Where: Batch Restaurant in Culver City

Photos below from Dan’s popular “Relate at Bistro St. Germain’s” pop-up in San Diego last year. We shared the dinner with dear friends, Julie Wolfson, Perry (my ex-husband) and his beautiful wife Karen.

Relate at St. Germain
2/25/2011 Relate at Bistro St. Germain’s, 1010 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA

French Onion Soup, Mussel Chowder
Above: The surprise amuse in the spoon was “French Onion Soup”!
In bowl: Mussel Chowder, Bacon Corn Custard, Potato Foam

63 Degree Egg
63 Degree Egg, Star Anise Potato Mousseline, Hedgehog Mushrooms, Duck Confit, Vadouvan Foam, Crispy Spinach

Sesame Glazed Barramundi
Sesame-glazed Sautéed Barramundi, Baby Bok Choy, Vanilla Sushi, Rice Creme Anglaise, Seaweed

Spiced Beef
Spiced Beef, Spinach Avocado Puree, Porcini Spaetzle, Guinness Gastrique

Burgundy Escargots, Foie Gras
Above: Crispy Burgundy Escargots w Cauliflower Puree, Ancho Chili & Garlic.
On toast: Foie Gras Terrine w Olilves, Pistachios, Kumquats.

Banada Bread Pudding
Banana Bread Pudding, Bourbon Pecan Pie, Vanilla Cognac, Cream

Jo, Dan, Julie
With Dan & Julie.

Perry, Karen, Peter, Jo
With Perry (left), Karen and Peter.

Dan Moody’s Popup at Batch Restaurant:
Tuesday, February 28th through Saturday, March 3.
Batch Restaurant
8631 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

Check out the tentative menu HERE

Reservations may be made through Batch, either on the web www.batchrestaurant.com, or via phone: 310-202-8631

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More Chef Dan Moody Photos on flickr

More about my friend (& ex!) Perry in “About”

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LQ @ SK (Laurent Quenioux at Starry Kitchen)

Why LQ @ SK?
Because Jonathan Gold and Esther Tseng say so!

with Chef Laurent QueniouxRecently, Peter and I scored a reservation to one of chef Quenioux’s celebrated pop-up dinners. If you haven’t been yet and are in need of an adventurous and FUN evening out, check out the upcoming dates downtown at Starry Kitchen.

About Laurent Quenioux:
Growing up in Sologne, France, Bistro LQ Owner/Executive Chef Laurent Quenioux developed his love of game and wild strawberries with his parents: he would hunt duck, partridge, rabbit and hare with his father, and practice cooking his mother’s recipes at home in the kitchen. When he completed his education, he entered into an apprenticeship in the South of France where, according to Laurent, “everything is about fat duck, goose liver and foie gras. (more on his official website)

Photos from the awesome dinner below!

LQ @ SK: (Entrance) & Amuse Bouche of Little Neck Clam, Huitlacoche, Epazote, Sauerkraut Sushi
(Entrance) & Amuse Bouche of Little Neck Clam, Huitlacoche, Epazote, Sauerkraut Sushi

LQ @ SK: Warm Veal Feet, "Ravigote", Anchovy
Warm Veal Feet, “Ravigote”, Anchovy, Piquillo Varnish, “Gargouillou” of Summer Vegetables

LQ @ SK:  Piquillo Varnish, "Gargouillou" of Summer Vegetables
Piquillo Varnish, “Gargouillou” of Summer Vegetables (with the Warm Veal Feet, “Ravigote”, Anchovy)

LQ @ SK: Scallop Tartar
Scallops 2 ways (tartar and sauteed), beet ribbons, zucchini smear, vermouth demi glace

LQ @ SK: Sauteed Scallop
Sauteed Scallop, zucchini smear, vermouth demi glace

Kaffir Consommé, Sautéed Foie Gras, Crab
Kaffir Consommé, Sautéed Foie Gras, Crab (My favorite of the evening!)

LQ @ SK: Lamb Loin
Lamb Loin

LQ @ SK: Lamb Kidney
Lamb Kidney

LQ @ SK: Lamb Sweetbreads
Lamb Sweetbreads (Peter LOVED the lamb course, especially the sweetbreads)

Chef Laurent Quenioux's Pandan Panna Cotta
Pandan Panna Cotta, Grenadine, Prickly Pears, Cherry Apricot Sorbet

Dining Date: 7/31/11
“Fooding Around in L.A.”
$45 pp

LQ @ SK (Chef Quenioux!)Starry Kitchen
350 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 617-3474

Upcoming LQ @ SK Dinner dates (2011)
August 14, 15, 16
August 28, 29, 30
Sep 11,12, 13
Sep 25, 26, 27


“French chef elevating comfort food in Pasadena” by my friend Esther Tseng

Jonathan Gold Reviews LQ @ Starry Kitchen

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Chef Laurent Quenioux’s Website

Anne Fishbein’s gorgeous photos (from another LQ @ SK dinner)

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