Fine dining night out = grainy pictures ahead.
My friend and I celebrated her birthday at the popular and acclaimed LA restaurant Hatfield’s. Even with reservation, we have to wait for almost 20 minutes to be seated. It was a crowded Friday night.
The restaurant is at a stucco wall building with simple mostly white interior; indie rock was the soundtrack.
Entree: Roasted kanpachi with Meyer lemon and basil crust, smashed purple potatoes, baby broccoli, and pickled ramp vinaigrette. After the wonderful salad, the expectation was a bit let down as the fish was slightly overcook. but the combination is pretty good overall (somehow taste Chinese to me).
The server saids we can choose their regular desserts over the market menu one (which was a butter tart), so we both change our choices.
Fresh citrus napoleon, crispy phyllo, almond cake,
mascarpone, tangerine sorbet. Very good~ one of the best Napoleon I’ve had. Light, crispy, the mascarpone not too heavy either. Perfect combination with the fruity
Chocolate mousse tartlet, chewy caramel, chocolate coffee crumble, espresso ice cream. This is heavenly. The bitter cocoa is combined with melty chewy caramel underneath, creating a wonderful contrast of sweet vs bitter. The expresso flavor from ice cream and chocolate enhance it even further.
The desserts are definitely the highlights. My friend who’s been here told me they enjoyed thee appetizers very much. Maybe one of us should have tried their regular menu (now I’m curious…). They also offer a $79 7 course tasting menu, it wasn’t terribly expensive compare to other equally ranked place.
Hatfield’s (323) 935-2977
7458 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90189