Water Grill – Los Angeles


Hamachi Crudo with Champagne Grapes Preserved Meyer Lemon, Lemon Verbena and English Pea Puree

Chilled Maine Lobster with Saffron Aioli

Blue and Dungeness Crab Cake with Harissa, Herbed Couscous and Yogurt-Lime-Cucumber Sauce

Foie Gras Duet: Seared with Cherries and Cassia Gastrique

Foie Gras Duet: Parfait with Orange Cognac Gelée

Sumac Coated Australian Barramundi with Linguicia and Grilled Calamari Strewn Israeli Cous Cous with Castelvetrano Olives

New Zealand John Dory withTomato-Date Chutney, Tiny Summer Squash, Cumin Scented Zucchini Puree and Chick Pea Panisse

Blueberry Mascarpone Cake served warm with Lemon, Candied Corn, Créme Fraiche Ice Cream and Blueberry

Red Velvet Pudding served warm with Mascarpone Ice Cream, Cocoa Nib Streusel and Raspberry

Warm Cinnamon Doughnut and Lemon Doughnut Hole

The End.

We enjoyed this meal with an absolutely fabulous bottle of Peter Michael La Carrière (French for “the quarry”) Chardonnay 2004 recommended by Sommelier Cara Bertone. Tasting notes: A terroir-driven minerality dominates the aroma: crushed stone, baking flour and sweet pear. The minerality is highlighted by notes of citrus oils, William pear and lemon. Touches of tangerine and sweet vanilla complete the elegant bouquet. Rich and intense, the 2004 La Carrière presents on the palate wonderful concentration and elegance.

The entire staff was outstanding, thank you to all, especially Chef Ted Hopson who even took us on a tour of his kitchen!

From the website: “Inspired, adventurous and inventive sums up the Water Grill. Praised by Zagat Survey as Los Angeles’ top seafood restaurant since the day it opened, Water Grill has become an institution of excellence. In service, food, presentation, décor, ambiance and overall guest experience, this Downtown favorite exceeds all expectations.”
We agree.

And thanks, Rob 🙂

8 thoughts on “Water Grill – Los Angeles”

  1. Wow! Water Grill has sure made great strides since the last time I was there (years ago). Thanks for sharing the experience, Lori.

  2. Hi Simona and parisbreakfasts:

    Not only was the food exceptional, and I had so much fun taking the photos, but we were really treated like royalty. Rob asked, “Who do they think we are…?”

    Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Hi Father Adam:

    Yay! It’s great to have you comment on my blog. I’ll have to stop by your blog and do the same!

    Water Grill has become my favorite restaurant in LA. It’s been around over 15 years now, and it is better than ever.

  4. Oh Carol – I forgot to tell you that I was thinking of you when I posted this photo of our delicious cappuccino.

    It’s not French, but it’s a cup!

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