Two weeks of holiday vacation is simply amazing. Yes, I miss my co-workers but having this extra time has been so great. Granted I’ve spent the majority of the time in my own home doing a whole lot of nothing, but that’s honestly a vacation in itself. Besides keeping myself warm underneath my blankets, I’ve managed to get out and eat at a couple great restaurants.
Last night I ate at Miru 8691. Located in Beverly Hills, this kitchy sushi restaurant offers fresh fish in very unique combinations. Not only are the names of some of the rolls named after designers (Prada, Gucci, Tiffany’s), but the booths are embossed in Louis Vuitton pattern. I’m not kidding. Like I always do, I ordered the Seaweed Salad, which was so beautifully presented. The next thing I ordered may sound peculiar, but it was nothing but DELICIOUS. Get ready for it…Calvin Fries. For those of you that don’t know what these are, these fries come with spicy tuna, melted cheese, tomato salsa, and garlic aioli. Finally, I ended my meal with the Crab and Shrimp Cut Roll (avocado, asparagus, crab & shrimp). This restaurant is moderately priced and has a great happy hour.
Today, I finally got the chance to eat at Lemonade. Ever since my sisters told me about this place a couple months back, I’ve been dying to eat here. Did this place live up to my high expectations? Yes, and then some! This restaurant offers a large eclectic mix of salads, sandwiches, soups, desserts and of course, lemonade. Today, I decided to go with some salads. You can order the salads individually, or in 2 or 3 sized portions. But, if you’re like me and want to try everything they offer ½ portions as well--thus, you can get (2) ½ portions, (4) ½ portions or (6) ½ portions. I highly suggest going with other people so you can try everything. One of my sisters got the Red Miso Beef Short Rib Sandwich and my other sister got the Moroccan Chicken, Dates and Ginger Stew. Everything was flavorful, fresh and delightful. No meal is a meal without a drink, so we ordered the Asian Pear Basil Lemonade. This beverage was sweetened to perfection and served with crushed ice. Definitely coming back to this place very soon.
|Crab & Shrimp cut roll|
|Chicken, Morroccan & Date Stew|
|Watermelon, radish, ahi tuna, snap peas and sesame salad|
|Chicken, jicama, tarragon green goddess salad|
|Israeli couscous, wild mushroons, parmesan, lemon truffle salad|
|Asian pear basil lemonade|
|6 different salads!|
|Red miso beef short rib, picked red onion and mizuna sandwich|
|Lemonade for the road?|