#CarnivorrGoesForGold: Week Ten

The #CarnivorrGoesForGold challenge continues with a recap of my visits to Bestia, Garlic & Chives, Guelaguetza, Coni'Seafood, P.Y.T., Shunji, and Brodard Chateau. Stay tuned as I eat at all of Jonathan Gold's Best 101 LA restaurants in 101 days!

60. Bestia (#17 on the #JGOLD101)

Still one of the hardest tables to reserve in LA, Bestia is the DTLA Arts District hotspot from husband & wife team Chef Ori & Genevieve. Angelenos love their pizza, but don't skip out on their small plates.

What I ate: lamb belly a la plancha, roasted bone marrow with spinach gnocchetti, burrata pizza with olives and fermented chiles, saffron agnolotti with braised oxtail, brown butter, rosemary, pistachios, currents.

Watch my full review of Bestia here!

61. Garlic & Chives (#93 on the #JGOLD101)

Living up to its name, Chef Kristin Nguyen puts garlic on everything at Garlic & Chives in Garden Grove.

What I ate: beef entree, deep fried salmon belly, seared sticky rice with caramel catfish.

Watch my full review of Garlic & Chives here!

62. Guelaguetza (#83 on the #JGOLD101)

 I went with my friend Layla to Guelaguetza, a super fun Oaxacan restaurant in Koreatown. It's a great place to watch a sports game, but it's an even better place to taste Oaxacan specialties like mole!

What I ate: "Fiesta of Mole" - a sampler of mole from light to dark, chorizo queso fundido, tlayuda- like a pizza, huge tortillas covered with black beans, melted lard, all kinds of meat (chorizo, pork, chicken).

Watch my full review of Guelaguetza here!

63. Coni'Seafood (#81 on the #JGOLD101)

Headed to Inglewood with some food blogger friends to try some of the best fish in town at Coni'Seafood.

What I ate: shrimp ceviche with onions, tomato, cucumber and mango; smoked marlin tacos, shrimp with butter and black pepper (fave!), grilled snook with house sauce, caramelized onions, tortillas.

Watch my full review of Coni Seafood here!

64. P.Y.T. (#27 on the #JGOLD101)

My friend Jessie and I headed to P.Y.T. in DTLA for a celebration of local vegetables with Chef Josef Centeno.

What I ate: peanuts; potato chapati bread with turmeric butter, salsa verde, cheese dip; vegetable crudite + tomatillo creme fraiche; blistered green beans + ranch, black sesame, lemon; avocado toast, arugula, pepitas, brie; green piri piri rice with bok choy, herbs, egg.

Watch my full review of P.Y.T. here!

65. Shunji (#24 on the #JGOLD101)

Chef Shunji is a boss! Incredible sushi right off Sawtelle, and their lunch omakase is only $26 for seven pieces.

What I ate: red snapper, halibut, alfonsino snapper, blue fin tuna, salmon, crab hand roll

Watch my full review of Shunji here!

66. Brodard Chateau (#64 on the #JGOLD101)

The best Vietnamese food I’ve had is in a French chateau, Brodard Chateau, in Garden Grove.

What I ate: duck salad, Hanoi noodles + braised pork belly and pork patties, coconut moon cakes with shrimp, shrimp and pork spring rolls (to die for!)

Watch my full review of Brodard Chateau here!

...66 DOWN, 35 TO GO!

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