It took a birthday to get us all back together for a meal, but the interesting dynamic between us was still the same. The request was "artistic" food. My answer was Red Medicine. Coincidentally and fittingly, we were still sharing "tapas" of sorts, though Vietnamese and not Spanish in nature. Yes, the food was beautiful (I'm a sucker for the careful sprinkling of little flowers), but it was the company that really made my night.
8400 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
dried chili, turmeric, beer, baby shrimp, lettuce
water lettuce, water chestnut, spicy herbs, nuoc leo, chlorophyll
foie gras, pate de campagne
green papaya, pickled roots, crispy taro, tree nuts, nuoc cham
early season legumes and roots (raw & roasted), virgin walnut, bayonne ham
oyster mushrooms, oyster sauce, haricot vert, brioche, espelette
hoisin, hibiscus-onion, sunflower seeds, salsify, lady apple
"cromesquis", cashew, asian pear, raisin, romanesco
coffee, condensed milk, thai basil, peanut croquant, chicory
cucumber ice cream, cashew macaroons, white chocolate, jasmine