As ideas were tossed back and forth, some taking bites of their gnocci and some dreaming up the various possibilities, it became clear what they should do: start a joint lifestyle blog about living in Los Angeles, the hidden gems of the West Coast, and their travels.
Laughing over ahi tuna tartare and shrimp caesar salads at the Polo Lounge, six friends shared not only their appetizers, but their ideas for a hypothetical blog that critiqued various hotels.
After plenty of discussion (and soda, and crispy parmesan bread with butter, and some other kind of French bread), our hotel-critiquing blog turned into a life style blog that reflects on Los Angeles day-to-day's, what-to-do's, and everything in between... and everything out of the city!
Ahi tuna tartare- light and tender. The creamy, healthy fats in the mashed avocado marry with the textures of the raw tuna. With a side of pine nuts and black pepper, the dish is exploding with flavor.
Caesar salad with grilled shrimp. A classic caesar (parmesan, dressing, croutons... the works) is elevated and modernized with freshly grilled shrimp. The lemony herbs accentuate the juicy shrimp perfectly, giving a light lift to an otherwise "heavy" salad.
These potato pasta pillows have a hint of freshness with English peas and a buttery broth. Gnocci is a traditional Italian pasta dish and is known as (and commonly confused for) a miniature ravioli.
As we were escorted from our spots tanning by the pool to the Polo Lounge for dinner, we were all starving and ready to eat. The menu was definitely on the pricier side, but both palate and presentation made up for it, and it was entirely worth it. Prices ranged from the sixteen dollar tortilla soup to the one-hundred eighty dollar Siberian Osetra caviar, so I suppose the price range was... broad to say the least.
After plenty of vitamin D, we left to the catch Neighbors at the new iPic Theater in Westwood, California, but you should let us know if you want all the details. Until then...
xx The Team of Something Here, Something There
All non-food pictures taken of the Beverly Hills hotel are not ours. They come from: