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1 Aug

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Hamachi Crudo at Cafe Pinot

Paper Plane and Strawberry Ginger Lemonade drinks at Cafe Pinot

Café Pinot Website
Café Pinot on Yelp

There are so many incredible restaurants in Los Angeles, it can be hard to stand out from the rest. Cafe Pinot, a California French Restaurant in Downtown LA, is in a league of it’s own. Last week, I was spoiled to a 15 course meal (did you see on snap?!) of everything from Green Gazpacho (so nice during this heat wave), to Charred Octopus, Crispy Farro, and Duck Confit! Both classic and modern, this meal was a dream!
While the food speaks for itself, other perks of the restaurant include it’s beautiful location, just across from the LA Public Library, with a gorgeous outdoor dining patio, increibly personable service, and cocktails that paired with each course perfectly!
We started off our meal with a cocktail called Paper Plane, and Strawberry Ginger Lemonade (pictured above)!
Green Gazpacho Soup at Cafe Pinot
First course, the Green Gazpacho Soup, made with cilantro yogurt and espelette. This was perfectly refreshing with a bit of spice!
Burrata at Cafe Pinot
A must is their Burrata! Paired with fresh heirloom tomatoes on olive oil and balsamic.
Hamachi Crudo at Cafe Pinot
The Hamachi Crudo was almost too pretty to eat!
Charred Octopus at Cafe Pinot
One of my favorite dishes of our meal, the Charred Octopus! Served with squid ink skordalia, brocollini, checkpeas, orange, piquillo peppers, and saffron pickled shallots, this was quite possibly the best octopus I’ve had to date!
Manila Clams at Cafe Pinot
The Manila Clams were another winner and absolute must have!
Tiger Prawns at Cafe Pinot
Seafood is definitely Cafet Pinot’s strong suit! The Tiger Prawns were prepared with charred avocado and black garlic puree, pickled green strawberries, purslane, fresno chiles, and cilantro! Amazing…
Tortellini with Short Rib
Tortellini with Short Rib (insert raised emoji hands)! YES…just yes…
Cavatelli Pasta with Burrata
Cavatelli Pasta with Burrata..by this point in the meal my belly was about to explode, but this pasta was too good to leave behind…we finished every last bite!
Crispy Farro at Cafe Pinot
This next dish is Crispy Farro. I’ve never had this before, but would definitely order again! If you’re looking for a light and healthy, but tasty meal on a hot summer day, pair this dish with the green gazpacho, and you’ll be golden!
Crispy Duck Confit at Cafe Pinot
Crispy Duck Confit!!! Insane good. Prepared with frisee, arugula, apples, poached egg, bacon, and dijon vinaigrette. A MUST!Grilled Hanger Steak at Cafe Pinot
The chef specially prepared their new recipe for Grilled Hanger Steak, a win!
Lobster Roll at Cafe Pinot
The restaurant is currently hosting a Lobster + Rose menu, and because I’m a huge fan of the Lobster Roll, the chef prepped one for us as a special addition to our mains. I highly recommend stopping in for this special.
Raspberry and Blood Orange Sorbet
Raspberry and Blood Orange Sorbet to clear the palate before our “real dessert!”
Perfect Manhattan Rye Smile Cocktail
We finished off the meal with Manhattan Smile Cocktails. A perfect compliment to our sweets.
Chocolate Brownie at Cafe Pinot
Two desserts: the first, a Chocolate Brownie paired with caramel truffle popcorn…
Vanilla Fromage Blanc Mousse at Cafe Pinot
And the second, a Vanilla Fromage Blanc Mousse which was TO DIE!!!

Cafe Pinot…I love you! Be sure to check the shop box above for their website and Yelp page! Hope you stop in and enjoy as much as I did Xo

  • Dakota D.

    This place looks divine!!! So glad you shared.

    Dakota D.
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    August 1, 2016 at 8:28 pm Reply
  • Jules

    I want that sushi!!!!!

    August 1, 2016 at 8:28 pm Reply
  • gabriel

    Looks amazing

    August 1, 2016 at 9:46 pm Reply
  • Ev
    August 2, 2016 at 2:19 am Reply
  • Filipa Jackson

    Oh wow the food this cafe looks fabulous

    Filipa xxx
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    August 2, 2016 at 7:15 am Reply
  • Emily

    OMG.. all this food looks so amazing! Drooling right now!
    x Emily

    August 2, 2016 at 7:57 am Reply
  • Millie

    This looks soo tasty x

    Millie x

    August 2, 2016 at 8:44 am Reply
  • ComfyCozyUp

    Yummy and interesting dishes…some I’m not that brave to try. Beautiful pictures tho

    August 2, 2016 at 10:24 am Reply
  • Single Vegas Girl

    I just had dinner and this is making me hungry all over again!

    Single Vegas Girl

    August 2, 2016 at 7:41 pm Reply
  • Jasmine K

    I literally said “oh my god” to every meal. The lobster roll and fries sold it for me!

    – Jasmine K

    August 2, 2016 at 9:40 pm Reply
  • Holly

    Incredibly jealous rn- all of that food looks incredible!!

    August 4, 2016 at 1:55 am Reply
  • Sharon Wu

    Omg, all of this looks SO good! I need to give this a place a try soon ;) Thanks for sharing babe! xo, sharon


    August 4, 2016 at 5:14 pm Reply
  • Shaine

    awe, this post totally made me feel hungry! I just wanna cry ;(

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    xoxo, shaine
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    August 5, 2016 at 12:06 am Reply
  • Mary Ann

    I definitely want to go and try this place. Each dish looks so amazingly delicious! Love the blends of ingredients and each dish looks like a work of art. Great presentation, but most of all, the food looks so fresh and healthy. Can’t wait to go there and feel the total experience! Great post!

    August 9, 2016 at 7:07 am Reply
  • Sophia

    Yum! That lobster roll though … everything looks so fresh and delish! xx

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    August 10, 2016 at 4:27 am Reply
  • Matlab

    All looks delicious

    September 18, 2016 at 5:21 am Reply
  • Matlab

    awe, this post totally made me feel hungry! I just wanna cry.

    November 10, 2016 at 6:36 pm Reply
    • Priya

      Incredibly jealous rn- all of that food looks incredible!

      November 10, 2016 at 6:37 pm Reply
  • Shabanam

    So Yummy Food!

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