Bazaar

Our second time at the Bazaar was very different than our first experience. This time we sat in the more traditional room, the Rojo side with the open kitchen. 

Rojo at the Bazaar

Secondly, we rarely order cocktails, but we had decided ahead of time that we wanted to experience the theatricality of the Bazaar and  do everything, including a tarot reading and a caricature. (more on that later).

 

First up cocktails:

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“New Way” Dirty Martini

Dry martini, olive spherifiation and olive brine air – I have had the olive spherifiation at El Bulli and yes it was Adria’s “olive.”

 

drink-1

“Salt Air” Margarita

Classic margarita topped with salt air

 

potatoes

Papas Canarias, Salty Wrinkled Potatoes, Mojo Verde. The potatoes are  cooked in seawater or salt in the style of the Canary Islands so that the potatoes are creamy inside and suffused with salt. Irene, the Los Angeles food critic loved this dish, but to me they were just potatoes.

 

uni

Sea Urchin, pipirrana, Andalusian Vegetables – the uni was not the quality of Urasawa’s, but the 1/8 inch dice of vegetables would have made the French Laundry brigade proud and the effect was almost like eating gazpacho.

 

oyster

Kumamoto Oysters, lemon, black pepper – this was a repeat dish and excellent.

 

foie

Cotton Candy Foie Gras – this is absolutely sensational and a must order. In retrospect, I wish I had ordered at least 3.

 

tuna

Toro “Nigiri”, Wasabi, Watermelon, Soy, Shiso and Jalapeno.  Instead of rice, the tuna sat on top of a watermelon cube.  The foam on top was soy based. I really liked this dish, although my husband wasn’t as taken with it as I was.

 

Time for a tarot reading by Cynthia. You can have a private session with her for $60 for 30 minutes. At SLS, it is free. Personally, I wouldn’t bother, even for free.

http://www.thelostmuse.com/

 

shrimp

Sauteed Shrimp, garlic, Guindilla Pepper – delicious and another winner.

 

sauce-shrimp

Sauce with the shrimp – of course we asked for bread to dip up the sauce.

 

foie-brioche

Foie Gras, Quince, Brioche Buns – wow and double wow – perfect A+

 

philly

Philly Cheesesteak – Air Bread Cheese, Kobe beef – another repeat dish for us and also another winner.

 

Time for a caricature. I did say I was going to experience all aspects of the Bazaar.

lizziee

 

hangar

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Beef Hanger Steak, Piquillo Pepper Confit, Ice Plant – I was debating between this dish and the lamb and if I was going tonight I would order the lamb.

 

kim

Service was excellent and our waitress, Kim was not only efficient but beautiful.

Bazaar is an experience. Even the bathrooms are worth a visit. Is it 4 star dining? Not the way I see 4 stars. Is it fun? Yes, plus some of the dishes are “destination worthy.” 

 

 

 


 

 

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5 Responses to “Bazaar”


  1. 1 sygyzy March 29, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Does this mean you are done with puppy duty?

    • 2 lizziee March 29, 2009 at 4:09 pm

      Still on puppy duty but I am lucky to have my son be the puppy sitter – just costs me a steak, salad, corn and some good wine.

  2. 3 Alex March 29, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Looks very delicous! Wonder how the cotton candy foie gras tastes like? Actually I’d like to try all the dishes. Plus the picture of Kim replaces any dessert you could have had there :P. Regards from Germany, Alex

  3. 4 Secular Gastronomy March 29, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Oh man, I can’t wait to go. I’m so tempted to just order everything on the menu.

  4. 5 heguibertp souza November 24, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    humm i am hungry now i wish i was savoring one of these dishes. i want to try these dishes next time i am in LA
    Heguiberto


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