It seems to me that Venice's Abbott Kinney is pretty much where it's at for restaurants these days. A few gal pals and I had a fun ladies' night out at Chef Casey Lane's The Tasting Kitchen. Featuring a daily changing "bill of fare," we tried a bunch of different dishes and drinks. Here's what went down.
Style is on point with the leather covered Eames chairs and the bare wood-top tables. Love the "indoor" trees.
The frosted process coupe was a really nice touch, I gotta say.
Warm housemate bread and butter is basically the best thing in the world.
Five cocktails for four ladies. That's about right.
Charcuterie platter. The fluffy empanadas were fun to stuff with meats and burrata.
Muscles with Saffron Cream.
Tagliarini with Shrimp & Serrano, Roasted Lamb Leg and Creste di Gallo with Calabrian Sausage and Breadcrumbs
I think we tried almost every dessert.
Ice Cream is always king. Especially the house-made mint chip. Ladies night, every night? xx
The Tasting Kitchen is located at:
1633 Abbott Kinney Blvd.
Open for dinner 7 days a week and brunch on weekends.