Take a sprinkle of sugar and a dash of spice and what you have is Asia de Cuba. As you can tell by the name, you have two separate cooking styles that have been meshed together to come up with an imaginative menu full of flavors that compliment each other exquisitely.
There is only way to begin your evening at Asia de Cuba and that is with the Pan Seared Jumbo Scallops. These scallops, with just a bit of toastiness on top and moist and tender throughout, would likely be a great dish on its own, but the combination of the sweet and sour plantains put together with a habanero corn crema that has just enough kick to make your tastebuds battle it out between sweet and spicy.
Asia de Cuba offers a wide variety of fish dishes that allow you to go in any direction of the ocean you choose. The Miso Cured Alaskan Butterfish, is a light and tender fish that falls apart with the touch of your fork. The rich flavor of this fish is enhanced by the miso sake that it is prepared in. This is without question the best entree on the menu.
If fish is not to your liking, the Char Sui Beef Short Ribs is a dish you can’t go wrong with. To order this dish you have to really dismiss any knowledge you have about ribs, because these are not the ribs you probably are familiar with. First off there are no bones, and luckily for you there is no mess, what they did keep was all the tenderness and flavor that would associate with ribs. This thinly sliced meat is tender and moist and once again, Asia de Cuba has masterfully joined in flavor and tenderness in an original form.
In addition to the exquisite food, Asia de Cuba has a striking, beautiful environment that allows for an indoor and outdoor dining experience. The view is as good as it gets in Los Angeles and inside the restaurant you get a classic and stylish white setting that also blends in a modern feel. The staff is very pleasant and they know the menu like the back of their hand, if they make a suggestion to you, I would say you couldn't go wrong with whatever choice they give to you.
The ADCB lounge right next to Asia de Cuba is one of the more stunning places to grab a drink with friends and hang out. The Skybar in the Mondrian Hotel is more well known, but if you are looking for a more relaxed atmosphere while still giving you a trendy, stylish Hollywood experience, I would skip the Skybar and find yourself a couch in the vibrant orange and white lounge, grab a martini and enjoy ADCB.
The ADBC lounge also has a limited dining menu with choices from Asia de Cuba, but what will keep you there all night is the original drink menu. You can't go wrong with a Mojito that is not far off from one you would find on South Beach and the Kamikazberry is one of those tantalizing drinks with a sweet and smooth flavor that has just enough kick to get your night going.
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