Location: 3578 Hayden Ave, Culver City, CA 90232
Date: December 1, 2016
Cuisine: Modernist / Scandinavian
Rating: Cool daytime only spot
When we last checked in with chef Jordan Kahn he was playing host to Elrond’s table at Red Medicine.
Now he’s got a new place in Culver City, literally 100 yards from the old Flektor.com office I had 2006-2008. The area is filled with the weird and modern.
It’s called Destroyer and it’s breakfast and lunch only.
The decor is minimalist, and Scandinavian modern.
The menu is projected on the wall!
Here is the crazy master himself, looking intense.
This is a place about the small details, and this coffee “mug” is no exception.
The place is QSV, you order at the counter.
spice bread,creme fraiche,black currant,elderflower. Looks awesome. Kinda tasted awesome too, like scones and clotted cream — except for the weird moss. That was only for texture and just kinda interesting.
organic hen egg,crispy potato, mushroom. Very elfin, but delicious too. Fascinating textures.
beef tartare,smoked egg cream, pickled mushroom,radish. Lovely!
And the meat was hiding underneath. My least favorite of the items, but still good.
Frozen pear mousse, tonka, salted almond. Great textures, nice bright flavors.
Overall, this was a really neat little place. Just kinda fun. Fun flavors. Fun textures. Fun attention to detail. I’ll definitely be back.