Saturday, April 5, 2014

Weekend in LA

Pancake Lasagne
Chorizo Waffles
Nothing like a weekend getaway.  Typically we go to San Francisco but this time we decided to drive to our destination besides LA is quickly becoming the new hot restaurant spot.  We checked into the Hotel Wilshire one of the two Kimpton LA properties and went up to the roof for a quick bite.  To our surprise the The Roof on Wilshire was hopping and every table was occupied for the moment.  Why wouldn't it though the weather was spectacular and the food looked delicious.  While we waited for our table to be made up we both ordered their specialty drink with Cucumber, and Habanero to kick off the weekend. 
This restaurant is one of several Eric Greenspan eateries.  Eric was one of the first celebrity chefs in LA with his restaurant The Foundry and his defeat of Bobby Flay on Iron Chef.  Anyway back to the food.   JoAnn had the Pancake Lasagna and I had the Chorizo Waffles.  Both were unique and tasty mine was a crispy waffle with bits of Chorizo that you could dip in Agave syrup with a side of a Sunny side up Egg in rich Mole Sauce.  Interesting concept that really worked it wasn't overly sweet, spicy or savory it was a great balance of all.  The Pancake Lasagna was a layers of Pancakes, Canadian Bacon, Cheese and Egg with a drizzle of syrup.  Hands down the winner for taste and simple creativity.  So if you are in the Mid Wilshire area and looking for a great place to stay or just hang out on a nice day go the The Roof on Wilshire it will not disappoint great food with a relaxed vibe.
While there I met Eric's business partner Jay Perrin and he told me of a great new fine dining restaurant they will be opening near The Foundry.
From the restaurant we walked over to the Diane Von Furstenburg exhibit at the LACMA which was one of the exhibitions we wanted to see while in LA.  JoAnn has been waiting for 2 months to go to the event and it was well worth it.  Number 1 entry is free, number 2 it covers the history of the wrap dress which occurred during the 70's an iconic creative time in the history of the US.