Bar Garcia - Downtown Los Angeles
Bar Garcia is one of those rare restaurant finds you can’t wait to tell your friends about.
Yes, it’s that good. Don’t be fooled by the name, Bar Garcia is much, much more than what the name implies, it’s one of Downtown LA’s best restaurants.More
Our first selection from the starters menu was a wonderful Vitello Tonnato.
For those of you unfamiliar with this dish, its origins come from the Piedmont region of northwest Italy. What a happy coincidence since I just recently returned from Piemonte…More
Next came Brisket Spring Rolls.
Two large rolls filled with brisket, shitake mushrooms, and a demi-glace. Sounds simple. Right? This is when you learn just how passionate a chef can be about his food. Chef Torre revealed that both the brisket and demi-glace require twenty-four hours of preparation.More
The most intriguing dish of the evening was Bar Garcia’s Black Truffle Brandada.
Try finding this dish anywhere else in Los Angeles. You won’t. The brandada features a generous offering of black truffles perched atop the creamiest of mashed potatoes…More
Entrées were just as appetizing.
I ordered a fried Whole Spanish Branzino with ramen pesto and citrus papaya. My husband ordered the Tataki de Chuleton, an entire pound of aged New York steak presented on a bed of au jus, potato ratatouille, Argentine chimichurri, and Dijon mustard.More
No trip to Bar Garcia should go without a tasting of the drink menu of artisan cocktails.
My “Spring St. Cartel,” yes that is the name of my cocktail, was a refreshing mix of double rye, mescal, Carpano Antica, Leopold Apertivo, and orange bitters with a twist of lemon.More