|Open Kitchen at Fifty Seven|
Fifty Seven is located in what used to be considered the wrong side of the tracks but these days has developed into one of the new in places in LA to work and live. The restaurant is in the old Heinz 57 building located in the Arts District. It has a real downtown look and feel located in an historic brick building, Iron fixtures large pipes you feel like you are in downtown Chicago but with great weather. .
The interior has a loft feel with several levels first is the Downstairs, the bar, the kitchen and the eating area but all of it is open so you have this feeling of space. What I really like is as you are going up a short group of stairs you pass by the open kitchen and each of he station chefs is working on their piece of the meal like artists. It is Fifty Seven's way of bringing the theme of the Arts District into the restaurant.
On to the food. Our server Allison was very helpful and guided us to the shared smaller bites where we could get the best feeling for the Chef's style and vision. Before the food came out we were given these little dumpling sized baked puffs, they had a crispy edge but the center was as light as cotton candy I would describe it as an air filled baked cheese ultra lite soufflé.
|Straacciatella Sumptuous Creamy Cheese|
|Pork Jowl New age Sweet and Spicy|
Next up was the Pork Jowl chunks of Roasted Pork with a combination of White Sesame and Mandarinquat with Roasted Romaine Lettuce and Shishito Peppers the taste was similar to a Sweet and Spicy Pork. The Mandarinquat looks like a slice of tomato but it is an explosive sweet citrus morsel (this is a taste experience in itself).
|Agnolotti with light Lemon Sauce|
|As good as it looks|
This restaurant s all about creating and supporting a neighborhood. Overall Fifty Seven is a must go to restaurant in LA it is the complete evening stop after dinner you can go downstairs and catch the evening local entertainment.