Our photographer Ana Ochoa, and I had just finished shooting one afternoon two weeks ago. We decided we needed to eat… fast. I suggested we kill two birds with one stone and do a restaurant review on one of my favorite places to eat. I called Chef David of The Luxe Hotel and gave him a 15 minutes notice to get 3 not so easy dishes ready for a shoot. Ready… Set… Go…. within 15 minutes Chef David pulled together 3 of my favorite dishes off the menu…. and had them beautifully styled and camera ready!! Who does that in this city? Chef David does….
Let’s start with my all time favorite, The Sloppy Joe Slidder… Luxe Style. All I can say is… You have to try it to believe that a Sloppy Joe could have this much flavor. The different flavors explode in your mouth… all at the same time. Made with incredibly lean beef and a dainty little brioche buns… this sloppy joe almost tastes healthy… not really but who cares!! Talk about a happy girl…. two of these babies…. and I am smiling for days!!
Onto The Drunken Shrimp. The sauce on this dish was one of Ana’s all time favorite sauces. Loaded with citrus and tequila… The subtle… yet spicy flavor hits your mouth and changes as you chew. The shrimp were cooked to perfection and I swear….. people down the block could hear the moans of Miss Ana Ochoa… as she ate.
The third dish on our “last minute taste testing” was the Burrata, Beet and Arugula Salad with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. The dressing is light and airy allowing the flavors of the burrata, arugula and beets to come through. This salad is the perfect accompaniment to go with any dish on the menu….. Delicious!!
We did not have the cheeseburger on this tasting… But let me tell you. If you are looking for one of the best cheeseburgers in all of Los Angeles… head over to The Luxe Hotel… You will Thank me… I promise!! Last but not least…. The service at this adorable little outdoor dining area… is superb! The staff is standing by ready willing and able to accommodate any of your needs. And they rolled out the red carpet for us!
Thank you Luxe Hotel and Chef David for making two hungry girls very very happy… and very very full!!
360 N. RODEO DRIVE
BEVERLY HILLS, CA 90210