The week before I went to Australia, I headed over to the Viceroy Santa Monica for yet another meal at its restaurant, Whist. They have been having quite the chef shuffle over there recently, but I actually think that the latest kitchen contestant will stick. His name is Tony DiSalvo, and he's completely revamped the menu more towards a Mediterranean-styled Cali-fresh style. This time around, I can honestly say there wasn't a dish we tried that I didn't like. Plus, he just seems like a nice guy.
To read about the meal and the new menu, take a look at my LA.com story: http://www.la.com/tablehome/ci_13808035?source=rss