Michael Voltaggio’s Ink {restaurant}

spaghetti squid and squash with ink hazelnut pesto

We stopped by right at door-opening on day 2 to take a peek at rockstar chef Michael Voltaggio’s fresh! hot! now!

We were just going to have a (dr)ink…

Four glasses of wine, five dishes, and almost six hours later…

Turnips and Radishes $9

Turnips and radishes with coffee-cardamom soil, vadouvan, frozen yogurt. Colorful. Gorgeous. Loved the soft, sweet, turnips. YES.

Dungeness Crab Toast $16

Dungeness crab toast with smoked mayo, housemade hot sauce, celery. Like a very familiar shrimp toast, but with crab. Didn’t love the “hot dog” presentation. Still, YES.
Ink by Michael Voltaggio - crab

Sea Bass $22

Sea bass with lemon, caper, brown butter, romanesco, anchovy. I am now obsessed with those little green fronds on top, sea beans. No other words but YES.
Ink by Michael Voltaggio - sea bass

Spaghetti $16

Spaghetti made of giant squid and squash, with hazelnut-ink pesto, piment d’espelette. It looked interesting and impressive down there at the end of the bar, so we ordered one for ourselves. Should always remember that “looks good from a distance,” especially at a bar in LA…? NO.
Ink by Michael Voltaggio - squid and squash spaghetti

Black Cod $18

Black cod with red pepper dashi, shishito peppers, kelp pasta. YES.
Ink by Michael Voltaggio - black cod and kelp pasta

Black Cod Under Kelp Pasta Sheet

red pepper dashi, shishito peppers, kelp pasta
Ink by Michael Voltaggio - black cod and kelp pasta


Love the way flatware is set with…American hashioki?
Ink by Michael Voltaggio - flatware

8360 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
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1 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet September 23, 2011 at 8:11 pm

sooooo jeaous.


2 Myfudo September 24, 2011 at 5:34 am

…Thought the hotdog presentation is quite unique! Loved the plating too, the play of green orange and yellow makes it more delicious…


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