Eating at the all the restaurants in our January guide to L.A.’s best new restaurants is totally doable, but it would take a while and cost significantly more than 80 bucks. That’s where our annual Best New Restaurants Celebration comes in. A mix of honorees from this year and previous years gather in one place to cook up delicious bites of food for you to sample. This year’s lineup of restaurants is pretty epic: Alta Adams, Hayato, Bavel, Majordomo, Ma’am Sir, Hippo, Porridge + Puffs, Freedman’s, Kali, Rossoblu, the Bellwether, and Love & Salt. Plus Broadbent, Duvel, Flying Embers, Maker’s Mark, Malene, Riboli Family, the Blending Lab, and Topa Mountain Winery will be providing bevs.
Stop reading now if you want to avoid culinary spoilers or keep reading for an early look at what the restaurants are planning to serve. It’s all going down on Tuesday, January 29 at Rolling Greens in downtown L.A. Click here for tickets.
Black eyed pea fritters with spicy herb dipping sauce
Koshihikari rice pot with wild Japanese yellowtail, daikon, and chives
Scallop crudo with pomegranate molasses, citrus, Serrano chile oil, charred cucumber, mint, and black sesame
Plate Short Rib Ssäm: Smoked bone-in APL-style ribs, ssämjang, condiments
Manila Mango Verrine with tamarind tapioca and burnt honey meringue
Celery root cappellacci with buttered shallots and celery root
Porridge + Puffs
California Yakimiso Porridge: Negi porridge made with Koda Farms’ Organic Kokuho Rose Heirloom Rice with grilled black-eyed pea miso, spice braised chayote, Chinese sausage (optional), rose geranium pickled onions, Grow Good sprouts and flowers
Two-Bite Reuben: pastrami, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and Russian dressing on toasted rye
Shellfish Brodetto with Parmigiano dumplings and hearts of palm
Love & Salt
Delicate Squash & Burrata: honey, saba, brown butter, sage, and pepitas
Flannery dry-aged strip loin, grilled tomato Romesco sauce
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