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Eating at Maude #6 LA
11/08/2014 by
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For this month, it was TRUFFLES.  I’ve never eaten a full blown truffle set meal.  At $250 a pop and 600 consecutive phone calls over a span of 2 hours, I was able to get this reservation.  Coupled with wine pairing, the meal was superbly awesome.

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Eating at Maude #5 LA
10/15/2014 by
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This is my 5th visit to Maude in 6 months.  I guess I have the pleasure of doing this because I don’t have many financial responsibilities.  This month’s tasting features pears, and again it did not disappoint me.  I love pears, and I was curious in seeing how the chef uses it in his dishes.

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Eating at Maude #4 LA
09/05/2014 by
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This is the month for tomatoes.  I generally love tomatoes.  They can come in so many different sizes and textures, such that it makes it very tasty.  I will say that the meal for me did not disappoint.

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Eating at Maude #3 LA
08/24/2014 by
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The feature for Maude this month is corn, and it was way more awesome compared to last month.  I like corn a lot, so I went in with some expectations, and I wasn’t disappointed.

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Eating at Yamakase #2 LA
08/10/2014 by
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I wasn’t planning to go to this.  I really wasn’t.  However due to some retarded circumstances, I was asked to go, and I had to go.  It’s been barely 2 months, and I went back to my favorite LA restaurant.  One would expect and hope for the same experience considering how recent their first trip here was.  So really, how was it?

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Eating at Maude #2 LA
07/05/2014 (rev. 07/26/2014) by
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This could very well be my last post for food for a few weeks.  Doing a special restaurant each week is getting rather grueling right now.  I’ve decided to soften the blow, so I’ll go to Maude each month for the remainder of the year.

This is #26 of 52 (or 26?) of my 2014 LA food expedition.

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Eating at Yamakase LA
06/18/2014 by
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This is a hole-in-the-wall place that is a real hidden gem in the Palms neighborhood of LA.  It’s Japanese cuisine served omakase style.  There are only 10 seats per night as the meal lasts just about 5 hours.  There is no sign on the front.  There is simply the address.  We got there at 6:50 PM, but the door was locked.  It actually does not open till 7 PM on the dot.

This is #24 of 52 of my 2014 LA food expedition.

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Eating at Maude LA
05/07/2014 by
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What was so interesting about Maude was how each month has a different ingredient theme.  I like this approach.  Not only can you choose what you want to eat, but it also is cool to not have to think about what to order since the entire menu is a tasting menu.  This so far is probably my favorite upscale LA restaurant (possibly attributed to the star of this month … rhubarb).

This is #18 of 52 on my 2014 LA food expedition.

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Eating at Scratch Bar LA
04/26/2014 by
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Scratch Bar has been on my radar for a while.  I love out-of-the-box food creations and multi-course prixe fixed menus, and this restaurant had both of those.  It’s relatively new, and it was not even packed at all.  I ventured out here by myself after work, and I’m glad I did for an unforgettable night.

This is #16 of 52 on my 2014 LA food expedition.

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Eating at N/Naka LA
02/28/2014 (rev. 03/18/2014) by
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As a borderline 2 month anniversary of my abysmal attempts at eating a LA restaurant every week, I decided to try out this place called N/Naka in Palms.  The owner of this kaisaki-restaurant, Chef Niki Nakayama, is very meticulous with the menu and presentation in her dishes.   Reviewers like to compare this place to Urusawa (a very high end Japanese restaurant which is on my list before the end of the year), and they also often say the food is by far the BEST Japanese restaurant in Los Angeles.  Like some of my past experiences, Fox W, a well known Foodspotter, provided pictures.

This is restaurant #7 on my 2014 LA food expedition.

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