Friday, February 10, 2006

An update.......

Just a short entry to apologize for not updating the site this week. There has been so much going on with birthdays (mine, my sister's and my best friend's!), out of town guests and the Grammy Awards (I work in TV) that I just haven't really had the time.

In the meantime, I wanted to post some photos from our dinner at The Water Grill in downtown LA that we had a few weeks back. It is widely touted as being the best seafood restaurant in Los Angeles, and we had enjoyed our previous visit a couple of years ago. However, the head chef left to open his own restaurant, Providence, which has probably taken over the title of Best Seafood in LA. Don't get me wrong- there was nothing bad about the food but I guess it just didn't make a huge impression. My husband had the chilled seafood platter and I had the butter poached lobster (sounds luscious, doesn't it?!) but neither were life changing. Also- what is with foam on everything? Although I appreciate the flavor that sauces give dishes, there is something quite unappealing about the way foam looks. I'm sure I will piss off gourmands the world over when I say that foam reminds me of spit, baby drool and the stuff that drips out of a bulldog's (let's call him Cujo) mouth when he barks too much. Why put a big pile of it on something as lovely as lobster? I'd like to stick with reductions, beurre blancs and jus that have not been pumped out of a canister please.

On that note, please enjoy the poor photographs of said foam and other Water Grill delights!
Aforementioned foamy dish....



4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I totally agree - why should the beauticul lobster be covered with foam >;< ??????

Beer without proper foam is horrible, but I do not want foam on my LOBSTER!!!

Santos said...

foam=spit, ha!

i agree about water grill--i've eaten there a couple of times (when it first opened, and then a couple of years ago), but i've never found it life changingly good.

shaz said...

hi tokyoastro gal
how have you been?

sarah said...

omg - i am soooo with you on the foam thing. it looks nasty, and i too have always thought of it as bubbly spit. the kind you get from talking too much. LOL!