On January 13th, Culver City's Royal/T will welcome Bizarre Foodsmain dude, Andrew Zimmern, into the cafe to cook a pop-up dinner of his own design called "California Dreaming." The idea is that Zimmern won't go too nutso on the bat butts and lemming pancreas this go-around, but create an accessible menu riffing on California cuisine, with the addition of a few exotics like uni, veal and lamb tongue, and venison with goat chuchules. Strangely for Zimmern, the $150 price is a little more shocking than the ingredients at the five-course fete, but a part will go to L.A. Regional Food Bank. Reservations go live next Monday on EventBrite. See the menu below.
8910 Washington Blvd. Culver City.
January 13th, 2012
(subject to change based on seasonality, availability, and inspiration):
Sea Urchin and Yellow Tomato-Vegetable Aspic
Pasta a la Vongole, Linguine and Clams with Oregano, Olive Oil, and Garlic
Tongue Tied: Veal Tongue Tartare and Chile braised Lambs Tongue Quesadilla
Grilled Broken Arrow Ranch Venison Chop, Crispy Goat Chuchules, Posole, and Avocado Salsa
Cioccolato Orrare da Gustare