Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Gold Standard 2011

Last month, food lovers descended upon the third annual Gold Standard, a gathering of culinary goodness in honor of Jonathon Gold, LA Weekly's Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic. Hosted on the rooftop of the Petersen Auto Museum, the event boasted food from over fifty different restaurant and libations from dozens of wineries.

Meaning serious business, I arrived with an empty stomach but clad in a drapey sweater as a pre-emptive strike against my imminent food baby.

The Gold Standard 2011

Maison Giraud @ The Gold Standard 2011

The Foundry on Melrose @ The Gold Standard 2011
Grilled cheese sandwich from The Foundry on Melrose

Little Dom's @ The Gold Standard 2011
Oysters from Little Dom's

Guelaguetza @ The Gold Standard 2011
Guelaguetza

The Gold Standard 2011
The crew from Bludso's BBQ

Good Girl Dinette @ The Gold Standard 2011
Good Girl Dinette

Mo Chica @ The Gold Standard 2011
Ceviche from Mo Chica


Although the Gold-sanctioned spread was quite impressive, several dishes in particular found their way to my heart via my mouth:

Starry Kitchen @ The Gold Standard 2011
Malaysian chicken curry and crispy tofu balls from Starry Kitchen

Mayura @ The Gold Standard 2011
Curry from Mayura

Earlez Grille Catering @ The Gold Standard 2011
Banana pudding from Earlez Grill Catering

Pizzeria Mozza @ The Gold Standard 2011
Caprese from Pizzeria Mozza

The Manila Machine @ The Gold Standard 2011
Pork belly adobo and lumpia from The Manila Machine

Park's BBQ @ The Gold Standard 2011
Bulgogi from Park's BBQ

The only thing better than stuffing my face at the Gold Standard? The much-needed nap I took afterwards!