I haven't participated in DineLA in while so I went all out this time around and went to not one, but TWO restaurants! DineLA is an event that happens a couple times a year in LA where participating restaurants come up with a menu that includes around 3-4 courses for a very affordable price. It ranges from $25-45 per person depending on the restaurant. It's a great opportunity for you to try restaurants for a great price. I mean come on, 3-4 dishes for just up to $45! Amazing!
So below are the two places I went to this week! Enjoy!
Toluca Lake, Los Angeles
The coworkers and I decided to set a day to have some dinner right after work so that we could try out this restaurant. It's an Argentinian restaurant, which is something we don't often have so it was super exciting for us to go to. They had two DineLA menus, one was $35 and the other was $45. I chose the $35 and decided on the grilled shrimp salad, chicken, and creme brulee for my meal. We also added on some appetizers from their regular menu to share so that we could try it. I didn't take pictures of those because everyone started digging in before I could catch a picture!
This place was delicious! We loved their complimentary bread with a chimichurri sauce. Everything was great!
Silverlake, Los Angeles
The boyfriend and I decided on a last minute dinner at Black Hogg, one of our favorite restaurants ever! It was too late for us to get a reservation, because they get booked really quickly, so we decided to just try to get to the restaurant right when they opened so that we could get bar seats. We got there just in time and there were only 2 seats left at the bar! So lucky, right?!!
Their menu gives you two appetizers, an entree, and a dessert. FOUR DISHES!
This is probably one of the best, if not the best meal, I've ever had. I'm not the best food judge, because I like almost everything, but I LOVED this meal.
Below is a breakdown of what we got!
|Brussel sprout hash|
These are one of the best brussel sprouts I've ever had. They cook it in a bunch of spices that gives you a little heat and sweetness with a poached egg on top. So you break the yolk and just eat everything together.
|Five Leches bread pudding|
The boyfriend got the bread pudding which was one of the best pudding I have ever had. It was warm, flavorful, moist, and had a scoop of ice cream on it.