Monday, February 08, 2010

NomNoms: Beacon (Los Angeles)

I've been definitely making the most of restaurant week this year. I went to Beacon in Culver City last week for dinner. The restaurant was surprisingly uncrowded but for some reason, the kitchen and wait staff was extremely slow.

I was very happy with my appetizer and entree though. To me, it seems like the more affordable restaurant week restaurants are more able to present their best dishes for the prix fixe menu as opposed to the more expensive restaurants that just have to present non-signature dishes. 

I ordered the pulled pork tacos. I thought they could have been warmer but other than that, I enjoyed the dish. The pork was sweet and the appetizer was just the right size.

Pulled Pork Tacos with Asian slaw and Hoisin sauce

 Roasted Beet and Apple Salad

Duck Confit with fingerling potatoes, frisee, grapes and plum ginger glaze

For my main, I had the miso cod. The fish was absolutely delicious as were the green beans. The fish was so soft and tender. I could have eaten another piece.

Miso Marinated Black Cod with sesame green beans

Rice Krispy Sundae with chocolate and caramel sauces

Dessert was the most disappointing point of the meal. The apple tart had way too much granola on top and the rice krispy was too chewy and soft. 
Warm Apple Tart with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce
3280 Helm Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

1 comment :

Mary McGrath said...

Enjoyed reading your POV on Beacon. Here's my take: