SIMON LA is one of the city's hottest restaurants in Los Angeles and their dazzling fine dining restaurant is again cooking up something special. Celebrity chef and chef partner Kerry Simon and his team take special care to hand select and prepare their daily specials made with fresh, seasonal, organic ingredients chosen from the local farmers market. They harmonize ingredients that will explode in your mouth leaving you feeling satisfied.
Our publisher, Lawrence Davis and I sat at one of their lovely tables nearby the chefs as they work as a team cooking fearless focusing on every meal they create. There something special when you can see how you’re food is prepared. We started with some tea and coffee--they provided Estevia (a natural sweetener) and rice milk for my coffee. Little things like this make me a happy customer. We had a light dinner the night before so our tummies were ready to be filled with Kerry’s carefully prepared menu dishes.
On The Breakfast Menu
Lobster Benedict -Rosemary foccacia, sauteed spinach, confit tomato, hollandaise
Him: So fresh and so utterly fantastic!
Her: Luxuriously delectable! I’ve never had anything like it.
Seared hot smoked salmon with warm potato salad, paddle fish caviar, creme fraiche
Him: So light and flavorful!
Her: Caviar and salmon is just a fine couple.
Country style eggs - Sunny side up, sauteed potato, oyster mushroom, smoked ham, foccacia
Him: All the ingredients are popping in my mouth.
Her: Good stuff.
Breakfast burger -- Angus beef, egg sunny side up, open face toasted brioche, tomato, arugula, bacon, homemade tomato ketchup
Him: I can’t believe how delicious this is. This is just heaven!
Her: This meal is for a lumberjack.
Egg white frittata - avocado, tomato, bett pepper, asparagus, basil, zucchini blossom, herb ricotta with chicken
Him: Next time I will try the one with the full egg and the chicken for more flavor
Her: I liked it but it did not compare to the rest
Four brioche french toast with four different sweet homemade dressing: raspberry jam, lemon mascarpohe, nutella, berries.
Him: Their all my favorite!
Her: The lemon mascarpone is my favorite!
I know we sound like two piggies, but we had small portions and made room for dessert. Please don’t judge—it’s our job and someone’s gotta do it. We took a little break and had more coffee and talked. SIMON LA has a wonderful setting in their dining room where we had a cozy, private table. Their dessert menu is fit for anyone who has a sweet tooth.
Peach crostata – A comfort dish of flaky crusted pie with the most appealing and delicious peaches.
Him: These peaches are so good!
Her. MMMM this is another favorite!
Valhorna flourless chocolate cake – Chocolate lovers will truly love one of the finest chocolate ever!
Him: I love chocolate and this is magnificent!
Her: I’m not a chocolate lover, but this is very good.
Lemon meringue tart – Picture perfect with mascarpone cream, citrus salad, orange buttermilk ice cream
Her: Soooooooooo good! Another favorite!
Carrot cake – Carrot cake made so light and fluffy served with a milkshake.
Him: I don’t eat much carrots, but this I could eat.
Her: Deliciously airy.
S'mores - Graham cracker tuile, vanilla ice cream, homemade toasted marshmallow. This dessert took us back to our younger years.
Him: This reminds me of my childhood, but ten times better!
Her: Such a timeless dessert.
Raw Parfait - Served with raw walnut bread
Him: Delicious, great for thoes on a raw food diet, you don't know its raw!
Her: I would have never guessed it was raw I wanted lot more of the raw walnut bread!
Our stomachs were quite full and we couldn’t take another bite. We couldn’t even try their amazing cheese platter of California cheese selection of Pepato, truffle tremor, shaft blue cheese, tulare cannonball, dry monterey jack. SIMON LA has a load of other tempting dishes like classic Simon selections such as Yellowtail Carpaccio laced with cilantro, mint and citrus vinaigrette; Bluefin Tuna Tartare spun with lemongrass oil and chives; Spit Roasted Organic Chicken served with a delicious funnel cup filled with Tuscan fries; and the tender 20 oz. Bone-In Ribeye Cowboy Steak. Simon LA prepares creates sophisticated comfort food that will tantalize your pallet. You’ll love the captivating décor and their knowledgeable, friendly servers. It’s truly a culinary experience.
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Photos by Lawrence Davis