Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Oh, show me the way to the next Ghetto Gourmet...


Tuesday's Ghetto Gourmet dinner was another fun dinner party with a bunch of strangers who weren't strangers anymore by the end of the meal. Sitting at a long table in the courtyard of a midtown streamline moderne apartment building, Eating L.A. met a nice academic-type couple who just moved from Oakland to Long Beach, a pair of veteran acting coaches, Austrian and Japanese ex-pats, another food blogger, a famous writer ...a little of this and a little of that. There was poetry, a spontaneous singing of "Alabama Song" by the entire table, accordian and saxophone and several delicious courses from chef Shaun Oster. After tuna carpaccio with pomegranate seeds, we moved onto sweet potato spring rolls, steamed white roughy with green mango slaw and a lovely dessert of apple puffed pastry with brie ice cream. The mildly cheesy ice cream was the hit of the evening and a nice way to finish off another installment in the travelling sideshow that is the Ghetto.
Update: Wow, just found out that columnist Joel Stein was there and we didn't even meet up...next time, perhaps!

3 comments:

Heather_Chavez said...

The food looks amazing and sounds like heaven. What a wounderful evening.

Anonymous said...

Hey I'm that Japanese ex-pat :P Good food, some wine, nice chit-chatting, it was a pretty nice night at the Ghetto. My favorite was the tuna salad *drools* Thank you for some Thai and sushi restaurants advice. I'll definitely try some places you recommended. ttyl!

BoLA said...

Was so good to see you the other night! Can't wait for the next LA.foodblogging outing! Your shot of the tuna is way sexy! ;) Good times, for sure!