The Distinguished Gourmand: Nightshade
By now, those of you who do not live in Los Angeles must be bored by these recent blog posts. The last four have been about local food. For that, I apologize. But have faith! I’m currently working on drafts of my favorite 10 albums of 2019 (so far) and favorite 10 beers of 2019 (so far). My social life is on hiatus for a few days due to a familial obligation, so there’s a chance both will be completed by the end of the week! Yay! New music and beer recommendations. That sounds fun, right? Unfortunately for you, you have to suffer through another post about food before we can get to the good stuff. Alas, this was one of the better meals I’ve had in 2019, so maybe that will make it more interesting?
Top Chef: Season 12 was the one that took place in Boston. I was kind of in-and-out of that season because I didn’t have cable at the time and only sometimes remembered I had access to the Bravo Roku App via my family’s cable provider. I had a feeling about Katsuji Tanabe, because I’d been to Mexikosher and wasn’t a huge fan, but I’d never heard of Mei Lin (the other LA chef on that season) even though she was likely involved at ink. one of the few times I ate there. You’d better believe once she won that season, Chef Lin was on my radar. Since opening in January of this year, Nightshade has heaped boatloads of praise and accolades. Hell, it took us a month or two to get a reservation for Dinner Club — which is not something we ordinarily run into when scheduling our meals. The full club minus Amanda were able to visit last week, and here’s a little recap of our night:
And that’s Nightshade! Look for another post (tomorrow, maybe?) or Friday if you want to read some of my non-food writing. Otherwise, thank you for obliging me. Fancy food posts are done for now. Music and beer to come.
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