Wednesday, April 23, 2014

First Look: smoke.oil.salt


Opening tomorrow is smoke.oil.salt, a Spanish restaurant and wine bar from restaurateur Adam Fleischman (Umami) and chef Perfecto Rocher (Lazy Ox) in the former Angeli Caffe space on Melrose. The menu is inspired by the Catalan and Valencia regions of Spain and boasts both traditional offerings such as seafood paella and perfectly crisp patatas bravas (my favorite dish of the evening) as well as original dishes like flam d'erico, or fresh sea urchin flan (sure to be a hit with our uni-crazed city). The spot will also offer an extensive wine menu of over one hundred wines, perfect to accompany dinner or tapas in the vinoteca-like space adjacent to the dining room. Bonus: the spot will be open late. There's a decided lack of authentic Spanish food here in LA, so I was muy emocionada to check out smoke.oil.salt during a preview dinner. Here's a look:


{The dining room}


{Wood Fire Stove}


{A glass of Cava to begin the evening}

Olives amb Bitets at smoke.oil.salt

{olives amb bitets: olives, toasted almonds, Manchego cheese}

Pa Amba Tomaca il Llangonisses at smoke.oil.salt

{pa amb tomaca il llangonisses: Catalan tomato toast with homemade red and white sausages}

Truita de Carxofes at smoke.oil.salt

{truita de carxofes: artichoke omelet, meyer lemon aioli}

Salpico d'Orxata i Ostres, Clotxines at smoke.oil.salt

{salpico d'orxata i ostres, clotxines: oyster and mussels cocktail marinated in tiger nut milk}

Bunyols de Bacala at smoke.oil.salt

{bunyols de bacalla: cod croquetas, citrus aioli}

Bravas Trencades at smoke.oil.salt

{bravas trencades: fried potatoes, Serrano ham, chorizo, fried egg}

Calcots at smoke.oil.salt

{calcots: traditional smoke spring opnions, salbitxada sauce}

Flam d'Erico at smoke.oil.salt

{flam d'erico: sea urchin flan, caviar, shrimp chili oil}

Calamars Amb Mongetes at smoke.oil.salt

{calamars amb mongetes: Monterey Bay baby calamari, warm cranberry beans}

Espencat Amb Mongetes at smoke.oil.salt

{espencat de moixama: roasted wood-fired eggplant, red bell pepper, marcona almonds, salt-cured Valencia tuna}

Pluma Iberica at smoke.oil.salt

{pluma Iberica: wood-fired grilled butcher's filet Iberico pork, smoked green onions, xato sauce}

Chocolate Pate at smoke.oil.salt

{pate de xocolata: chocolate pate with organic olive oil and smoked salt}

*Food and drink were hosted.

7274 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

1 comment:

  1. so bummed to have missed this preview. looking forward to checking it out with v, reliving our spanish honeymoon with each bite. should be fun!