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An adventurous five-course menu in homage to the culinary charms of LA's different neighborhoods

Editor Pick
Editor Pick

Umamicatassen presents a new dining program, “The Residency.” During The Residency's first popup series, subtitled “To Live and Dine in LA,” chef Micah Wexler of Mezze visits Downtown’s Umamicatassen for ten Thursday nights to present an imaginative five-course tasting menu to a dozen adventurous diners based on a different LA neighborhood. The second event on March 21, a salute to multi-cultural Boyle Heights, begins with an Irish-influenced dish: pig trotter with black truffle and parmesan on toast; proceeds to the Jewish-influenced gefilte fish served Iron Chef-style with crème fraiche and caviar; followed by a Japanese dish: agadashi tofu with tuna kama and dashi; the Mexican dish Birria de Chivo, aka Lamb Stew with charred spring onion and pickled chili; and the dessert course, churros with chocolate. Based on the gastronomic wonders Flavorpill experienced during The Residency’s first week, an homage to Pico Boulevard with a menu that included a deconstruction of Versailles’ famous garlic chicken; a briny/earthy bloody clam chowder with borscht inspired by La Cevicheria; and a reconfigured banana cream pie à la the famed Apple Pan, it’s sure to be a foodie paradise every week.

Karin E. Baker Editor

The Residency: To Live & Dine in LA

Thursday, March 21, 2013 7:45pm

Umamicatassen (852 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA) Map it $45

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