I often hear people rave about restaurants only to try them and walk away disappointed with the food. Last night I had dinner at Crossroads Kitchen in West Hollywood. This wonderful restaurant did not disappoint. Chefs Tal Ronnen and Scot Jones are brilliant.
I was impressed with the food which was seasonal and fresh and quite tasty. Each dish was appetizing and satisfying.
Crossroads specializes in Mediterranean small plates. They do wonders with vegetables. We began our meal with a velvety cauliflower bisque that was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed the Mediterranean Vegetable pot pie which
consisted of winter root vegetables and porcini mushrooms topped with a delicious crust. Romanesco on a bed of sweet potatoes and black garlic pesto was loaded with flavor. The garlic had the perfect amount of spice. The artichoke puree with crispy oyster mushrooms, yellow tomato bearnaise and kelp caviar was quite tasty as well. Banana bread pudding was the perfect dessert to finish this most delicious meal.
The drinks at Crossroads are colorful, varied and eclectic.
I am almost reluctant to mention that the entire menu is vegan as you could easily eat an entire meal here without realizing this.
Pryor Events are fans of Crossroads Kitchen.
The original Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax is one of those places you can visit often and always find something new.
It is comprised of dozens of individual stalls selling original, mouth watering delicacies from around the world.
The Farmers Market opened in 1934 and is a historic landmark.
The same family has owned the land since 1861 and they continue to operate The Farmers Market.
Short Cake is one of our favorites. All of their baked goods are fantastic. Their opened faced “toasts” filled with farm fresh ingredients are perfect for any meal. The cheese fondue at Monsieur Marcel is wonderful on a chilly evening. Corned beef at Magees is a must. Magees has been at the market since the very beginning. The shrimp Po’boy and the seafood gumbo at The Gumbo Pot are worth the drive. If you like Mediterranean food then you will want to try Moishes.
This is a photo of The Farmers Market from many years ago. With the exception of the clothes, this shot could have been taken today. There is something refreshing about a place that has kept its original charm all of these years – especially in a city like L A where so many things come and go.
Pryor Events are big fans of The original Farmers Market.
The tea includes an appetizing selection of sweet and savory treats. Our favorites include the smoked salmon mousse, lemon zest and dill cream on pumpernickel and the chicken salad and bacon in puff pastry. Anything with bacon is a winner in our book.
Their freshly baked scones with Devonshire cream and lemon curd are extraordinary.
Tea is served from 3:00 to 5:00 on Friday and Saturday afternoons in The Polo Lounge. Reservations are recommended.
All of us at Pryor Events adore working with Beverly Hills Hotel.
Julienne is a rare find. It’s a combination wonderful sidewalk cafe and gourmet market. Everything I have ever eaten has been superb. It’s festive and special without being stuffy. Julienne has been owned by the same family on lovely Mission Street in San Marino for nearly 30 years. Pryor Events are big fans of Julienne
Julienne is the kind of place that you will wish is in your own neighborhood.
A sampling of the items at Julienne’s gourmet market –
a shop for those who like to cook, eat and entertain.
Even their Caesar Salad is special
Mix it up at your next party. Use an assortment of fun China.
Whether renting or purchasing – make it interesting and use eclectic pieces that reflect your style and personality.
We like to make sure the patterns have a common element when mixing pieces at a table.
There are many choices in color, size and even shape…
Pryor Events wants you to have fun with your entertaining.
Everyone looks better in soft candlelight. We like mixing these modern pieces in with the classics
Place a sugared gold Maple-leaf on each guest’s napkin