Fall Dinner – Demitasse – September 24, 2016

This is their fall menu, and for me there are so many new treats that I really loved the fact that they added some nice menu items with a twist. Chef Jeff did not disappoint, he is very inventive and will always make your taste bids dance with joy.

Here’s what I tried:

Lumpia, Minced chicken spring roll, petite peas, Thai basil, sweet chili sauce. This is one of my favorite type egg roll dishes, it is a Filipino staple, but for me this one did not disappoint.

Gambas Al Ajillo, Tiger prawns sautéed in garlic, Spanish olive oil, baguette. More on the Spanish side with a bit of a kick, lovely all the same.

Bistec A Lo Pobre, Flat iron steak, quail egg, pan-fried potato, peppercorn sauce. The quail egg really makes it extra special and the seasoning on the steak itself was kind of sweet and savory all at the same time, yum.

Besugo, with grilled black sea bream, summer squash, and green papaya escabeche. This is their showstopper and for all of their menu items, this one is the best presentation with the most bang for your buck. They serve the whole fish, which isn’t that big, but for a few people it really will do the trick.

The Wine That I tried:

Didier Garbelle, “Le Plantse”, nice mellow wine went great with the prawns.

Pinot Gris, 2012, IT, I liked this wine with the lumpia, it enhanced all of the bold Asian flavors.

Broc Cellars, “Love White”, 2014 CA, this too rounded out the prawns with the lovely garlic flavors.

Oeno Chardonnay, 2015, CA. This wine went great with the fish, nice hints of oak and butter.

Gaspard, Sauvignon Blanc, 2015, I would do this one with the fish, or the lumpia.

Johan Vineyards “Farmlands,” got to do this one with the steak, it’s the perfect combination.


Kalamansi Pudding, tangy and refreshing, a great way to end this glorious meal.

Chocolate Mouse, rich chocolate flavors make this an outstanding dessert choice.

Charming and modest is what I would say about the overall appeal of Demitasse, but with this great new menu there is no reason what you shouldn’t get out and try it, you too will be happy you did.

1542 N Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA · (323) 498-5155


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