ink.- LOS ANGELES
I met Michael Voltaggio and he was fantastic!
Ink was innovative, interesting, and unexpected. It’s really hard for me to go beyond these words because the whole experience seem so subjective. I appreciated all aspects of creativity visually and in texture, but the food just didn’t hit home run like anticipated. I feel lucky to have dined at Ink, but it’s more a one-time food adventure I will always remember.
At the bar I had the vodka w/lime, ginger, soda ($10) and the boyfriend had the sangiovese/merlot/sagrantino scacciadiavoli, montefalco, umbria ($13)
We both ordered the tasting menu and shared an crab appetizer.
The Voltaggio brothers working hard in the kitchen. My starstruck boyfriend couldn’t stop staring.
Crab- charred avocado, whipped fish sauce, mushroom chicharron ($14)
Charcoal grilled monterey squid- salt cod-potato cream, almond milk
Foie Gras- waffle, smoked maple, hot sauce
Nothing I’ve ever had nor expected it to be. Imagine an foie gras ice-cream but not…
Skate wing- mushroom oatmeal, mushroom hay
Beef Cheek- carrots, tofu mustard, nasturtium
I don’t usually like the gamy taste of red beef, but this was marinated well and very tender.
Chocolate Ganache- coffee cream, sesame cake, chocolate ice-cream
It was difficult to appreciate the textures all at once so I ate the ingredients separately.
Apple, vanilla ice-cream, creme caramel, burnt wood sabayon
My boyfriend thought this was one of a kind and absolutely delicious.
My advice is to keep an open mind and order the signature menu. Here, it’s all about trying new things and enjoying the experience.