One particular of the most hugely-expected openings of 2019 was Birdie G’s in Santa Monica. The Eater LA staff fulfilled up for meal at Chef Jeremy Fox’s homage to Midwestern fare this earlier summer season and managed to make a sizable dent in the impressively in depth menu.
First up for me was a fitting and fantastic cocktail referred to as “Mum’s An Aged Fashioned Gal” ($15) manufactured with chrysanthemum, cane sugar, Sazerac rye, barrel aged bitters, and a lemon twist.
Lighter bites incorporated the burrata tomato salad with a fermented tomato vinaigrette, basil, capers, and Calabrian anchovies ($19)…
…artisanal matzo smeared with cultured butter and seasoned with salt and pepper ($4), paired with a platter of silky Lady Edison state ham ($25)…
…the well-known relish tray with pickled, fixed, and marinated vegetables served with a 5 onion dip ($29)…
….heirloom cucumbers with a dill pickle dressing ($8)…
…and very last but not least, the Passmore Ranch caviar platter ($59) with steelhead roe, potato waffles, and “deli flavors.”
Relocating on to the Texas toast part of the menu, we shared the Sloppy Jeremy with beef-strawberry bolognese and “horsey goat” ($15)…
…as very well as wooden-grilled sweetbreads with jus roti, radish, and banyuls ($20).
The savory part of our feast wrapped with a trio of hearty offerings such as an awesomely tangy stuffed poblano pepper with Carolina gold rice, mushrooms, and tomatillos ($13)…
…the day-to-day special Mongolian tri-suggestion with corned beef and Carolina gold rice ($30)…
…and eventually, Jeremiah’s wooden-grilled chicken with tropical sauce ($32).
The highlight of the evening ended up the unbeatable desserts that included a chilled chocolate cake with malted frosting ($12), sticky date bundt cake with whipped creme fraiche and salted caramel ($12), matzo bar with chocolate, toffee, and peanuts ($8), rose petal pie with pretzel crust ($14), and greatest of all…
…the creme brulee pie with a deeply browned and flaky crust, smooth and balanced custard, and a caramelized topping that expertly teetered concerning bitter and sweet.
With so a great deal great company, food, and drink, meal at Birdie G’s was a little bit of blur in the pretty finest way. I hope to return in 2020 for yet another flavor of Chef Fox’s Midwestern really like letter.
2421 Michigan Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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