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Restaurant Review: West Restaurant & Lounge at Hotel Angeleno

While staying at Hotel Angeleno (read about it here), Tammie and I was invited to try out the new menu by Executive Chef Laura Scollan. Located on the 17th floor, the ambiance at the West Restaurant is simply amazing, yet calming. As we sat by the window watching the traffic go by, we waited to see what the night would bring. We were greeted by the manager and told we would be indulging from the Chef’s Tasting Menu. The Chef’s Tasting Menu included a blind tasting of 5 courses, at first I was nervous because I don’t like the idea of not being able to choose my food but I decided to go with the flow.

After sipping on a glass of Moscato, I sat back, relaxed and waited for my food. The first dish served was the crispy egg. I’m not a fan of runny eggs, so I didn’t try the egg but the salad it laid on was amazing. It was composed of bacon jam,arugula, parmesan and English muffin croutons,  it was so good.

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Next up we were served the braised pork dish. This dish was quite tasty, the pork was cooked to perfection and came out so tender.  The pork laid on a crispy potato with and apple mustrada. It was a quite clever take on braised pork.IMG_2597

Next was the Scottish Salmon, which was my favorite dish! I nearly swallowed it as soon as the waiter sat it down.  The white truffle and sweat pea risotto was so delicious, it was the perfect accompaniment to the salad.IMG_2599

Next on the menu was Whiskey Peach BBQ Chicken with fingerling potato salad. Again the chicken was so tender and the potato salad was excellent. If sweet and tangy is your thing, this chicken is for you.IMG_2600

After dinner we were served a peach and blackberry crumble and a chocolate espresso lava cake.IMG_2601

IMG_2602Overall, I had a great time at West Restaurant & Lounge; it was the perfect ending to a long day. Whether you out for date night in LA or to catch a drink with the girls the West Restaurant is the perfect place for you. To learn more about the West Restaurant & Lounge go here.

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Raijean Stroud

Fashion, beauty & lifestyle blogger based in Chicago and founder of Swa-Rai.com, Swa-Rai Media Group and Bleeding Heart Project. Launched in 2010, Swa-Rai discusses a range of topics including: fashion, beauty and lifestyle experiences which includes travel, tech, family, dining and so much more! When not in Chicago, Raijean can be found traveling around the country covering some of the hottest events! She can be spotted in places such as New York for covering events such as Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week, Las Vegas for CES (Consumer Electronics Show), LA for Lucky FABB and more! When she's not traveling she's in Chicago, interviewing celebrities and covering exclusive events.

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