Had a terrific meal on Friday night.
Quite a HUGE amount of food and choices on their DineLA menu.
The Smoked Fish plate was truly amazing: 2 types of Salmon, Sardine, White Fish, and something else I don’t recall. I am not an authority by any means - I rarely eat smoked fish - and would love to know how it compares to Gjusta’s offerings which get so much praise around here.
Thanks for posting this. That risotto looks killer.
Looking at their regular and DineLA menu, looks like some really good values can be had. For example, the foie gras torchon is $32 so if it’s the same dish on the DineLA menu, that means you’re getting another dish + dessert for $17. For an even better deal, the smoked fish platter on their regular menu is $40. Not sure if it’s the same portion though on the DineLA menu.
I’m going to try to make it here before DineLA is over.
I was concerned that the portions would be smaller given the pricing but our server told us the DineLA portions are as big or in most cases bigger than usual, and that the chef was “going all out” for DineLA. The smoked fish in particular was a ginormous portion, not even considering the price.
This place always makes me proud and sad. First the Armenian name… fine French cuisine… proud! Then sad about memories of childhood growing up on the Caspian sea and constantly having kilos of Caspian Beluga Caviar in the fridge. I swear my mother gave some away to a homeless man once, a memory i can’t forget, him licking it off the saucer.
No, just cheap because we were in the place where it was produced and there was a lot of black market caviar available cheap. There was always poaching but it was curbed during the USSR. Then 10 years after the falling apart of the union I heard a stat that only 5% of the Caspian sturgeon stock remained. That was 15 years ago, so I can’t imagine there are more than 5 fish in there now.