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Peter and I finally got to Cliff’s Edge (in Silver Lake) to try Chef Vartan Abgaryan‘s cooking last week. We first met Vartan at a local food event, and got to know him better when he volunteered with L.A. Bites Hunger.
There were gorgeous vegetables and barbecued octopus too, but I just can’t stop thinking about all the pork love.
3626 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Chef Ludo PLUS Pork, for one night only? No chance I was going to miss this dinner!
Photos from Chef Ludo’s “Un Petit Porc” (read about here)
Wine (Thanks Lisa & Dave!)
Event Date: 12/19/11
Read about the event on Eater L.A.
How to make Gordon Ramsay’s Pressed Belly of Pork.
Watch this video (a short clip from his show, the F Word).
Shop for the ingredients (per video recipe)
White Wine (1 bottle)
Chicken Stock (1 cup)
Salt & Pepper
Then follow these next steps:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
Score the pork belly, season with salt & pepper then drizzle with olive oil
Add garlic & thyme to pan, resting the scored pork belly on top
Pour about 1/2 bottle of wine around the belly
Cover with foil
Cook for 2 hours in oven
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Because my (Mexican Food Expert) friend @StreetGourmetLA says so!
“Tacos Leo, located in the Union 76 parking lot at La Brea Bl. and Venice Bl. is an authentic representation of al pastor in Los Angeles, and the only one I’ve encountered that has a true specialist.” ~ Bill Esparza (aka “Street Gourmet L.A.”)
Peter and I are now Tacos Leo regulars!
“These tacos are the real deal, and the first tacos al pastor in Los Angeles that warrant a special trip.” ~ Bill Esparza (Read all about authentic al pastor at Bill’s blog, Street Gourmet L.A.)
Tacos Leo shared with (so far) Peter, Julie, Hanh, Brent, Remil, Greg, Lindsay & of course Bill!
Located at Venice & La Brea Blvd.
Look for the 76 Gas Station Sign!
Note: Try to come on Fri, Sat or Sun when the trompo (aka spit) is out of the truck!
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Photos: Lexus LIVE On The Plaza with Train!
Thrilled my brother Greg was still in town from Scotland, so he could join me for this FAB food fest!
Time To PARTY (L.A. Live, Downtown)!
To start, a glass of Carducci Pinot Grigio (Ahnfeldt Wines)
My dad and I are both huge fans of Chef Paul Prudhomme. Loved getting this photo of Greg to send bak to Scotland!
Of course I texted **53987 to get the Pork Belly recipe
Masala Braised Lamb Shank, Kalonji & Black Cumin Seed Grits, Eggplant Raita & Tomato Chutney by Chef Akasha Richmond (I’m not usually a fan of lamb but loved this Indian dish!)
Chef Ben Ford‘s Porky HEAVEN: Chili Verde Taco with Crispy Smoked Pig Ears!
Bouchon‘s awesome seafood bar (was hard not to hang here all evening)
Chef Kerry Heffernan‘s Soup of Corn with Crabmeat, Chili & Micro Herbs
Fantastic eats AND TRAIN Live (one of my favorite bands)!
Patrick Monahan singing “Hey Soul Sister”
Of course Greg got the TRAIN set list! I’m so proud to say he is an accomplished musician in Scotland as well.
Thank you LEXUS for an amazing evening of great food and music. Our dad (also in Scotland) is a musician and chef… it’s in our blood!
Lexus Live On the Plaza Website
Event Date: 10/15/11
Lexus Live L.A. Food and Wine
Please Note: Event Tickets, Hotel (& groovy wheels for the weekend!) were provided by the very generous Lexus corporation.