DineLA: 3 courses of goodness.
October 13, 2010 § 4 Comments
For the past two weeks, there has been a citywide dining event in Los Angeles called DineLA, where participating restaurants have offered 3 course meals for fairly discounted prices. My friends and I have been trying to take advantage as much as we can and use it as an excuse to try some new restaurants. We have hit up 4 places so far, and they have all been pretty great.
First up was Fraiche in Culver City. I’d say my appetizer of roasted red peppers with burrata cheese and balsamic was the best part, as well as my friends’ choice of butterscotch pot de creme for dessert. At the end of dessert, Weird Al Yankovich walked into the restaurant. I love LA.
Next up was K-ZO, also in Culver City. When we arrived, since we made a reservation, we got seated in this little beaded off section which was sort of neat. I ordered the kobe beef bento box and my friend Alberto ordered the udon noodle soup. I liked this place a bit more than the first one.
Third place we went was Il Fornaio in Manhattan Beach. There are a few of these all over Southern California and even Vegas I think? It’s fairly decent Italian food, and our waiter was sort of funny…. So it was pretty good. Dessert wins out for best course here.
Our final stop (so far) has been Akasha in Culver City. This was our first dinner out. Oh man, this place was so awesome. The wine was good, the food was awesome, and the ambiance and live jazz music was the cherry on top. We all had a great dinner, and pretty much passed our food around the table the whole time. I’m so glad my friends love to eat!