October 8, 2011

dineLA: Blue Stove

happy october!! went out for an early birthday dinner with a couple of my friends.  we decided on the Blue Stove located inside Nordstroms in Santa Monica.

first course:
topped with tangy goat cheese and tomato jam.

Ahi Tuna Stack with Ponzu & Crisp Wontons
 Ahi una, Ponzu, scallions, avocado, mango, Napa cabbage, champagne vinaigrette, fried wontons

Shrimp & Asparagus Tempura with Lemon Soy Dipping Sauce
 Butterflied shrimp, asparagus, lemon soy dipping sauce, toasted sesame seeds, scallions

Lump Crab Cakes with Remoulade
 Lump crab cakes, Remoulade sauce, Frisee lettuce, quince vinaigrette

second course: eaten in this order
Lemon scented risotto with seared scallops & French beans
 Scallops, French green beans, parmesan risotto

Braised Pork Shoulder with roasted parsnips & pickled raisins
 Braised pork shoulder, oven roasted parsnips, picked golden raisins, rosemary

Crisp and spicy dark cherry glazed beef
 Boneless braised short ribs, red & yellow bell peppers, Chinese chili peppers, dark cherry glaze, snipped chives

 third course:
Chocolate banana crème Brulee
 Vanilla bean custard, bananas, warm chocolate sauce

Local cheese plate with quince jam & natural honeycomb
 Chef daily selection of two cheese, toasted croutons, quince jam, honeycomb, port wine reduction, rosemary
(bleu cheese and midnight moon cheese)

little close up of the honeycomb

Butterscotch pot de crème
 Butterscotch custard, fine sea salt

beautiful food with beautiful people. 
happy eating!!

1 comment:

the little olive branch said...

Don't forget to warn people of the blue cheese. Great times, until the next dineLA adventure :)