If you've not yet subscribed to Blackboard Eats, you really should. You can get awesome deals like 30% off your entire bill at Petrossian.
dapotato and Winnie, are pretty. And Winnie's photos of our meal are the prettiest of all. She is a real photographer. Sigh.
Complimentary blinis (usually $18).
Crispy egg, cipollini onion soubise, smoked salmon, caviar ($18).
Golden crunch on the outside! Yolky surprise on the inside! Complex. Exquisite. Inspired.
Wild mushroom cappuccino ($10).
Foie gras, haricot verts, toasted walnut, black truffle vinaigrette ($14).
You know green beans are really really really good when they make you forget that you have a big slab of foie gras on top of them. Cool and crisp. If you like crunch, you'll love this. Big contrast between the fresh green beans and walnuts and the silky foie gras.
Caviar pizza, crème fraiche, chives, capers, red onion ($26).
This is no ordinary pizza. It is a fancy-schmancy flatbread smothered with expensive stuff and served cold. You'll savor every last interesting bite of it.
Truffle burger, caramelized onion, truffle cheese ($22).
We wanted something without caviar in it, so we opted for some good ol' hearty beef. The burger is usually served on brioche, but the kitchen was out of brioche, so our burger was served on focaccia instead. Still awesome. This is probably a safe bet if you're dining with anybody who has a less adventurous palate.
Vanilla panna cotta, exotic fruit marmalade, pop rocks ($10).
Snap, crackle, pop! So fun! Fine dining needs more levity. Throwing pop rocks into a creamy and slightly tart dessert? Mad genius. We giggled a lot as we ate this. Pop rocks are surprisingly loud!
Pistachio creme brulee, macerated strawberries, hibiscus ($10).
I have a passion for pistachio, so it is no surprise that this sweet ending pleased me greatly. Like I-want-to-lick-the-glass greatly.
Petrossian kicked ass. I look forward to returning to try more of the menu, even without a Blackboard Eats discount.
Looks really pretty! BTW, I really like your new blog layout. I'm sure you changed it months ago and I'm going to feel stupid for just noticing it a week or so ago. lolReplyDelete
Hah, I think the less adventurous palate could be used to describe me! My experience at Petrossian was only so-so because, as I realized mid-way through my meal, I'm not a huge fan of caviar! Did love the egg and the John Dory fish dish though.ReplyDelete
This all looks so good! I love caviar and haven't had it forever, so this made me wish I could be eating those cute little blinis right this second.ReplyDelete
Hello Petrossian Bloggete #202! I want to go back for some of those crispy eggs you had and now you're making me regret not popping my foie gras cherry with that big ol slab. Beautiful pics as always.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the shout out! I think your photos are terrific. I really enjoyed seeing the same subjects from someone else's perspective. Plus, your writing is 1,000 times better than mine.ReplyDelete
oooh how decadent. i MUST go one of these days.ReplyDelete
FAAARK! I didn't even get the blini's. :sadface: think I'm gonna go cut myself now.ReplyDelete
"Less adventurous palate" + truffles+ burger= happy Misty :) hahaReplyDelete
I don't think I've ever seen so many dishes with caviar! They must buy it at Costco.ReplyDelete
What a fun meal! Cool peeps, too. :)ReplyDelete
Those pics are uber gorgeous!!! I can relive my recent meals at Petrossian through your post...mmmm the crispy egg, the blinis!ReplyDelete
Beautiful photos as usual. Even with all the blogger love, I still haven't made it there. lol Hopefully, soon. :)ReplyDelete
I've never had a blini before and I really want one now. Your pics look amazing!ReplyDelete
darn, wish I signed up for that 30%. I didn't because I was just there for dineLA.. but everything you got looks great (esp the mushroom soup and foie/haricot vert). I <3 BBE!ReplyDelete
That's a lot of caviar!ReplyDelete
Nice! :) Petrossian is slowly moving up my long "to try" list. :) Thanks for the thoughts and pics.
winnie = real photographer.ReplyDelete
you = real food blogger.
me = real...eater? ha.
'twas so much fun and delicious! as always, eating with you is the best.
I miss eating with you guys.ReplyDelete
Glad you had a great time at Petrossian!ReplyDelete