I love Gordon Ramsay!!

4 Feb

Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood
West Hollywood, CA

I was ecstatic when I saw this restaurant on the dineLA list!! We were super late for our reservation but they still seated us (we would’ve been soo disappointed!) The waiter brought us the prix fixe menu and brought us water first. We told them that we wanted to do the wine pairing and the sommelier was very knowledgeable. He would read the label, explain why it was paired as so, and tell us the origin of the wine.

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Grilled Kingfish sashimi, sauteed foie gras, sake soy dressing
I actually liked this appetizer better than my entree. Yes, it was that good! The kingfish sashimi was tender. The foie gras was creamy and smoky. The dressing tied everything together very very nicely, including the baby carrot and lone mushroom. I would go back just for this dish.

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Baked Pacific halibut, white bean cassoulet, artichoke and zucchini
The fish was cooked perfectly. The skin was crispy and the inside was melt-in-your-mouth soft… scrumptious!! Not sure what the orange sauce was.. I think it was some sort of coulis. The white beans and artichoke gave the dish a twist on halibut. I especially liked the crunchy texture added by the zucchini.

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Lemon verbena cheesecake, fromage blanc ice cream
First off, I love cheesecake; it’s my dessert of choice! Creamy with blood orange slices on top… yum :) The tiny scoop of ice cream was not enough!

Grand Master Foodie says…. FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS
Beautiful hotel, beautiful restaurant, beautiful presentation of every dish.
The food was delightful and interesting with different flavors and textures.
It was an extra $35 for a wine pairing with each dish… so worth it!!

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