When Baily moved from Tampa to LA in January, I introduced her to Ariel via Facebook. But a big city, conflicting schedules, and a missing link (me!) made it tough for an official introduction.
The three of us finally met up last night for dinner at a fancy shmancy restaurant near my downtown hotel. A fancy shmancy Water Grill with a 50 percent discount since Baily is a supervisor at Ocean Avenue (a relative of Water Grill).
We let Baily do her expert ordering thing and ended up with quite the spread: The Grand Iced Shellfish Platter, Diver Scallops, Rock Fish, and Fromage Blanc Cheesecake.
The platter allowed us to sample a huge portion of the raw bar menu, which was phenomenal. I have a whole new appreciation for oysters with stats beyond the traditional oysters on the half shell that I order at local dives back home. And both main course dishes were loaded with exotic mushrooms, making the entire table pleased with our selections.
And the cheesecake? Yum. The dessert, in its entirety, was prepared in-house and you could totally tell. The vanilla bean ice cream was the best ice cream I have ever had the pleasure of trying. No joke.
Even though I’m looking forward to being home and getting back into my routine… I’m really enjoying being the total foodie that I used to be, even if it’s only a temporary thing.