Location: 9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035 310.277.0210
Date: September 27, 2018
Rating: Bold flavors, off to a great start!
This was a peculiar lunch, the annual Chevalier’s “Grand Cru” lunch which was supposed to be at Rossoblu — but they had a kitchen fire and so it was relocated to their sister restaurant Sotto.
I forgot to photo all the bottles today, but I did manage the opening white.
And the champagne.
Wood grilled oysters, brown butter, sage, parmigiano-reggiano, lemon, breadcrumbs.
Crescentine Fritte, Burrata, Caviar.
The special menu for the day.
Wood grilled bread.
Marinated Big Eye Tuna. Blood orange, hazelnuts, white bean.
Handmade Garganelli, lobster, peas, morels. I always love pasta — and lobster, so a very nice dish.
Braised Veal Cheeks. Chestnut Gremolata, cauliflower stracotto, carrots.
Chef’s selection of cheeses.
Crispy bread for the cheese.
While it ended up being located at Sotto, I think they used the same menu they had intended at Rossoblu so it’s definitely a hybrid. Food was very good though.
Wine was sort of typical for Chevaliers. Medium quality Burgundy, mid range producers, too young. A lot of wines I would not buy myself — they just wouldn’t individually draw me in for either quality, rating, value ratio etc. Like I never buy Morgon or Beaujolais. If I buy random 1re Cru Chassagne or Puligny wines I buy from much better producers than Chevaliers does. I’ll only slum the producers a bit with Grand Cru wines — and not that much either. Chevaliers also often buys funny vintages (not this particular lunch).