Where to Eat in LA: Nightshade
I’d argue that Mei Lin’s new Arts District restaurant Nightshade is one of the most anticipated openings L.A. has seen in years, and it def lives up to the hype. In my opinion it’s the best restaurant we’ve seen all year. To that tune: you can read my full review for Angeleno Magazine here.
There’s plenty of details and 411 in the piece. But the main takeaway is this: It’s a gorgeous feminine space from a prominent cook whose restaurant we’ve been awaiting since her win on Top Chef. The food is incredibly eclectic yet well-balanced, and is a modern interpretation of LA-Meets-The-East cuisine. 3. Whatever you do, order those scallops with coconut vinegar and cilantro oil. I’m still craving them to this day!
I also hear there’s a new whole roast goose on the menu, inspired by Lin’s Cantonese heritage. She tells me it’s based off her favorite dish at Yat Lok, which I was lucky enough to visit in Hong Kong on my last trip. If it’s anywhere near as good as that bird, you’re in for a real treat.