Monday, November 21, 2011

O Hotel's Bar | Kitchen

That is Bar | Kitchen's truffle mac'n'cheese. The rest of the fare at Bar | Kitchen was similar: comfort food with a slight gourmet twist. The boyfriend got the bacon burger, which they spruced up with shallot jam and arugula. I got the shrimp and grits, which came with a chorizo ragout. We both thought our meals were on the verge of being great but just not quite there.

I did, however, think the drinks were pretty great. I started with the Old Cuban with is just a mojito with sparkling wine substituted for the club soda. Although I love champagne and mojitos, surprisingly I thought this was the weakest link. I followed with the Doc Daneeka (sparkling wine, gin, lemon, maple, grapefruit bitters), which was lovely. The boyfriend had the High Five (gin, aperol, grapefruit and lime), which I found perfectly bitter without being overwhelming, and the For Esme (irish whiskey, amaro, pear brandy, cinnamon bark, lemon, bitters). I didn't try this last one, but based on the boyfriend's consumption rate and smile, I think it could have potentially been the best.

But I'm sure I'll get the chance to try it because I'm definitely going to go back. I'm not sure if I would return if Bar | Kitchen was far away, but the place is definitely good enough for a visit if you're in the neighborhood.

Bar | Kitchen
819 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017


Arden said...

Looks delicious.. xx

Anonymous said...

omg the mac&cheese!!! I <3 anything Truffle :D and seeing as this place is in LA, I'll have to check it out!!
Xox <3 An
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The Search for J Street said...

The mac'n'cheese was definitely the best of all the food we got! They also do a truffle oil tater tot side, which I bet is great too.

Anonymous said...

I'm in love with truffle anything, too! Btw, Noodles & Co. has a truffle Mac & Cheese with portabello mushrooms. It's divine! -Uche