Friday, April 18, 2014

Los Angeles Confidential Magazine: LA Reimagines Jewish Deli Fare

A couple years ago, comfort food was all the rage and it seemed like a new gastropub was popping up every week. In fact, I think for a while there my diet consisted solely of grass-fed hamburgers and truffled mac 'n cheese!


However, the comfort food that speaks more closely to my own roots is Jewish deli food - and it seems that chefs around Los Angeles have been sparking something of a revival for foods like smoked salmon, as well as whipping up interesting new (and distinctly SoCal) iterations like molé brisket.

Find out where to try out some of these dishes in my recent article: LA Restaurants Reinvent Deli Fare

Friday, April 11, 2014

Los Angeles Confidential Magazine: High Tea in Los Angeles

For my April food feature in LA Confidential, I covered a distinctly non-LA subject, high tea. Or, so I thought. Turns out tons of restaurants and (mostly) hotels in the city offer gorgeous, contemporary twists on this afternoon social event.



As you'll see in the article, I cover everything from Wolfgang Puck's fanciful creations (pictured above) at the Hotel Bel-Air to Jose Andres's molecular gastronomy delights at the SLS and the Peninsula Beverly Hills' sumptuous "Imperial Tea," complete with champagne and a special take-home cake.

So put on your best white gloves, start thinking about whether you want Darjeeling or Roiboos, and get ready for tea!

Article: How LA Does English High Tea