We started off with Jicama cilantro shisho wraps with a coconut dip
Salt cured potatoes with a lemon, cumin, cilantro dipping sauce (one of the group favorites!)
Caesar Salad wrapped in Jicama with a quail egg on top
Sweet potato chips with cumin, star anise Greek yogurt. My friend Hannah made the mistake of going to the bathroom when this arrived. We had devoured it by the time she got back. Ooops!
Roasted eggplant, red bell peppers, and onion (This was kind of boring. I feel like I can make it at home)
Butifarra Catalan pork sausage, white beans, mushrooms
(I don't even eat pork, but they were too good to pass up!)
Not your everyday caprese: Tomatoes, mozzarella, pesto, basil, croutons (note: we're getting ready to hoover this and the server tell us to use our spoons. Whaaat?! Yeah, they're not balls of mozzarella, they're little liquid capsules of the cheese and they kind of explode in your mouth. LIQUID MOZZARELLA? Awesome)
The final course of dinner: Foie gras cotton candy lollipops. The Bazaar's signature dish. The flavors and textures were kinda gross and kinda cool, but so delicious. Definite favorite!
Now, time for dessert!
Fresh berries with homemade coconut sorbet
Triple chocolate mousse with chocolate disc, and crumbles on top. It also came with a little pod of chocolate for you to top off the crumbles
Greek yogurt panna cotta with apricot and apricot FOAM. It was fizzy!
Flan with vanilla and fruit
So all in all, dinner at The Bazaar was pretty fabulous. I definitely recommend it for anyone who is planning a little trip to LA or lives there. Fun little story- we were seated right by the open kitchen, so it was great to look in and see all of this amazing food being made. I wasn't wearing my glasses but I saw one of the chefs and his wildly out-to-here hair, and I thought, that looks a lot like that guy Marcel from Top Chef.
I put my glasses on and confirmed, yes, its him. I always thought he was kind of a goon, but the food was good so I can't hate. This also explains the foam on the Panna Cotta. I wish Tom Collichio had been there to tell him to "Take it easy with the foam". Ahh well.
Hope everyone is having a great Labor Day weekend! -Selin