The New Melrose Place: Hatfield’s

by Mei on July 13, 2011

Open aired and glamorously understated, Hatfield’s Restaurant manages to be posh and elegant without the uncomfortable, over-the-top pretentiousness that often time accompanies cuisine of its caliber. With an open kitchen and a functional art display of a modern industrial honeycomb light installation serving as dual focal points, Hatfield’s perfectly orchestrated ecosystem of chefs, servers, dishes, cocktails and art manages to entertain guests without detracting from the main attraction, itself, your meal and your company. Included in Bon Appetit magazine’s list of The 10 Best New Restaurants in America, Hatfield’s does not disappoint in its atmosphere, price point, service and most importantly, its food.

Serving a seasonal prix fixed menu nightly, for omnivores and vegetarians alike, guests are in for a delicious and decadent four course treat that is also sensible. Coming in at a mere $59/person ($49 if you’re a veggie lover), dining at Hatfield’s leaves your wallet full, your tummy fuller and your heart satiated with fantasies of perfectly seared, crisp and unctuous foie gras, and heavenly caramelized apple and pear tarte tatin.

Complimentary Amuse Bouche: Curried Lentil a/Tuna Tartare - fresh and divine.

First Course: Raw Marinated Hiramasa w/Anaheim chile, endive, meyer lemon crème fraiche, crispy shallot - the meyer lemon gave it just enough sweetness and acid without overpowering the subtle flavor of the fish.

Second Course: Seared Maine Scallop w/Artichoke Puree - perfectly seared and puree was pleasantly buttery.

Third Course Option 1: Pan Roasted Duck Breast w/caramelized endive and cherries, pistachio pistou, celery root puree.

Third Course Option 2: Braised Pork Belly w/Fingerling potatoes, blue lake beans, harissa.

Dessert Course Option 1: Sugar & Spice Beignets, Venezuelan chocolate fondue, mexican chocolate milkshake shot.

Dessert Course Option 2: Caramelized Apple Tarte Tatin w/créme fraiche ice cream and vanilla bean whipped cream - by far the best dessert of the evening…if not, year.

Coup de Grace: Bobo Farms Sauteed Foie Gras w/sunchoke puree & petit grapes - not a part of the tasting menu but had to order it. the best tasting and largest piece of foie gras I have ever eaten in the States!


6703 Melrose Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90038


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