On the night of the Game of Thrones premier (4/24/16), I went off with some friends to Studio City for a BBQ — little did I know I’d be in for one amazing Armenian feast!
From my cellar: 2013 Christophe et Fils Petit Chablis. 90 points. Ripping acidity and precision for this level. Should age beautifully for years but it’s a treat now. Wish I’d bought more.
Cheese. Close to feta, yummy and salty.
Raw beef. One of two preps, this one without the bulgur wheat, but with lots of garlic!
Raw beef. The traditional raw beef and olive oil version. One of the best I’ve had with great texture and freshness.
Pulled pork. This slightly “off theme” dish showcased delicious pulled pork on wontons with “spicy” mayo.
In case you didn’t get to see the pork close enough.
Cheesy noodle pastry. Noodle and soft cheese on the inside, crispy dough on the outside. Delicious!
From my cellar: 2005 Château Rayas Côtes du Rhône Château de Fonsalette Reserve. 93 points. Medium red. Spicy cherry and blackcurrant on the nose, with deeper licorice and tobacco adding power. Fresher red berry flavors show impressive minerality. Finishes with silky tannins, gentle grip and an echo of sweet red berries. This has very good balance and focus.
Lula Kebob. Special family recipe. Waiting to be fired.
Fattoush salad. Bright acidity to balance the meat.
Crispy potatoes. Perfectly crunchy on the outside!
Bacon mac & cheese. Might not be Armenian, but was awesome.
Berry “cake.” Graham crackers, custard, and berries!
Olive oil cake.
Overall one hell of a BBQ!sharethis_button(); ?>