Charcuterie, Mustards, Pickles and Olives
Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits and Grilled Flatbread
Bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuits [$5] reminded me of Red Lobster‘s Cheddar Bay Biscuits. But with bacon. And about 4,628,362x more deliciousness. The biscuits were soft and crumbly and filled with bacon and had little barnacles of melted-toasted-then-cooled cheese attached to them. There were four biscuits. There were five people. I didn’t know how to handle myself with the math so I just snatched one from the board, pretended to split it with Le Ben by cutting it in half, then proceeded to eat all three pieces. (Don’t work out the math. It makes sense only to me.) I’m embarrassed by my greed and gluttony, but only a little because obviously, if I were truly embarrassed, I wouldn’t have just blogged it out loud, now wouldn’t've I?
“Wouldn’t've I?!” Did I really just type that? Ouch. That one hurt my spleen.
Grilled flatbread [$4] came with a harissa yogurt sauce that was a little too spicy. But maybe I should have actually eaten the bread with the sauce instead of spreading firecream straight onto my tongue.
These are the best carrots I’ve ever tasted in my life.
I couldn’t believe it. Carrots? I had to marvel at the fact that they were even on a menu as an orderable dish. Carrots aren’t real food. Carrots are what you throw into the pot whole when you’re making chicken stock. Or slice into those stupid “coins” to make them easy to eat on salads but that just makes them dry out faster and curl up into teeny tiny carrot bowls that you won’t eat. Or cut into carrot “flowers” as garnish for miso soup. Or…whatever. Who would order carrots? Who?! Obviously, we did. And good thing we did because MY GOD these carrots were good. Soft. Sticky. But not with some sort of syrupy glaze. I kept asking myself “What is with these carrots?” as I shoved one carrot after another down my throat. You guys? I can’t even remember if I shared them with the rest of the table after I took the first bite. What is with these carrots?! I cook, I should know how these carrots were made, but I couldn’t think straight. Probably because I was trying to swallow carrots whole.
Vietnamese Caramel Pork Jowl
BBQ Lamb Belly
Braised Beef Cheeks
MB Post Dinner Menu
1142 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
dinner Sunday November, 6, 2011 with Le Ben, Dan P, and Scott + Elizabeth