Monday, March 29, 2010

Forage LA Restaurant Review

Forage LA is deceptively simple in concept, favoring local produce, fresh ingredients and simple preparations. The resulting food, however, is perfection. How I wish I could consistently produce the quality of their dishes in my own home!

It is a super casual space, where you order at the counter and take a number. They have a similar set up to Koo Koo Roo or Boston Market (not a fan - don't worry!) where you can order a "main" and then select from an assortment of sides. You can also order three sides, one of their special dishes or any combination in between.

My husband and I wanted everything, but settled for starting with a plate of three sides - macaroni and cheese, farro salad with peas and mint dressing and a sweet potato, chick pea and chorizo dish. (Pictured above left. Photo courtesy of We then moved on to the pork sandwich and a special of gnocchi with lamb ragu. Everything was perfection! Seriously!

I was rather full after the side dish medley, so you could definitely make an entire meal out of it or any one of the main dishes. We were just a) starving, b)excited about all the beautiful food spread before us and c)worried we wouldn't be able to come back anytime soon so wanted to sample as much as possible. They had some gorgeous looking desserts, including a brown butter cake, but we couldn't possibly stuff anything else into our faces so had to pass.

I found the price point quite reasonable for the quality and freshness of the food. The plate of three side dishes was $9.75 and the mains were slightly higher. If this place was closer to where I lived, I would be all about ordering takeout on a regular basis. Here's more info on Forage:

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