It has been quite a while since we have been to Spago for lunch. As usual the place was hopping and every table on the patio was full. We didn’t look at menus and just requested a tasting menu.

BYO Champagne to start

The next 4 dishes are the typical and signature starters on the tasting menu.

Spicy Tuna Tartar in a sesame tuile

Hamachi ceviche, plums, toasted soy (the fish and preparation changes with the season)

House smoked Salmon with dill creme fraiche, salmon eggs on a corn blini

Bacon Confit en Croute

BYO White Wine

Heirloom Tomato Salad, olive tapenade, basil aioli, diced red onions, microgreens, Humboldt Goat Cheese, Balsamic Vinegar – a wonderful combination highlighting the beginning of summer’s freshest tomatoes


Pan roasted loup de mer, sweet corn puree, ragout of corn and Maine lobster, sauce Americaine, fried parsley – this was an A dish – exquisite fish, grilled to perfection with a delicious ragout reminiscent of my summers in Maine with lobster and corn.

Sweet corn Agnolotti, summer white truffles, beurre blanc sauce with marjoram – I am just not a fan of summer white truffles although the pasta was delicious

Slow roasted rack of lamb, cumin-scented carrot puree, fava beans, artichokes, natural jus with black olives – another excellent combination of ingredients with a focus on seasonal ingredients.

Cheese Course – Goat, Cow and Sheep – didn’t get the exact names

Bread for the cheese

Peach Cobbler presented then served with

Buttermilk Ice Cream and yellow berries, raspberries, blackberries and red currants

From left to right  — Jeremy , floor manager, Chef Jorge Martinez, Laurent , AGM – what a team!

Lunch on the patio at Spago remains a very special experience.


1 Response to “Spago”

  1. 1 Jai July 17, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    For this summer, I’ve been working down the street from Spago… I have yet to go, but that’s because its such a hard decision on where to spend my money! Beverly Hills Wine Merchant or Spago!

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