Monday, June 11, 2007

K&L Grand Opening Event

Last Saturday I assisted my friend, DJ Olsen, executive chef at a Lou (a wine bar on Melrose and Vine with a small, carefully crafted menu, including prix fixe dinners on Monday nights), prepare and serve some hors d'oeuvres at K&L Wine Merchant's grand opening wine-tasting party. Participants milled about in a tent set up in the parking lot, and sampled generous pours of many wines, nibbled on (actually, devoured) cheeses and meats from The Cheese Store, Off Vine, and our offerings. We served a green peppercorn and pistachio pate (that DJ makes in-house) with wild arugula and radish, wild salmon gravlax on dilled cucumber, and pizzettas with Sicilian tomatoes, mushrooms, goat cheese and smoked mozzarella, which disappeared within one minute out of the oven. I kept cutting thinner and thinner slices, but they still flew faster than I could cook them.

724 Vine St
Hollywood, CA 90038

K&L Wine Merchants
1400 Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90028

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