I think I mentioned in my Saturday Lunch post that we were spending the day in LA because we had a friend’s birthday thing that evening. Well, our friend’s birthday thing was at Republique and ended up being one of my favorite foodie experiences!
Once we arrived we were taken upstairs to a space reserved for the event. We caught up and chatted with our friends and before we knew it food started showing up. It was served family style with course after course and I definitely had to work hard to pace myself.
In true Republique style the service was so incredible and the food was brought out with what seemed like the perfect amount of timing. You had enough time to chat and eat the dish that was brought out before the next one came out.
All these pictures are taken by B, but there are some dishes that were missed. He did a great job of managing to eat, talk, serve our little group, and take pictures! He’s a gem!
We started with oysters…neither the hubs nor I could figure out if this was our first or second time with oysters. I was convinced that it was our second! Either way the oysters were amazing with a squeeze of lemon…
These crostinis with fish and caviar were a real treat! Crispy, salty, and delicious!
We had two pasta dishes. One was filled with butternut squash and sweet while the other was a cacio y pepe and much more on the savory side of things.
These fried potato puffs were so good and I can’t remember what the sauce was, but it was really good.
I think I’ve had duck once before and I am so happy that this was my second duck dish ever because it was so tender and perfectly cooked!
From what I remember there was a salmon dish and a short rib dish which were both really good. The short rib dish was one of my favorite things we ate, but I have no pictures. In fact the night was a big blur of food and I can’t remember all the other savory things we ate.
There were three desserts and they were all beautiful and delicious and balanced. We don’t have a picture of the first one, but I believe it was a berry sort of situation. The second one that came out was this chocolatey glass of goodness. It had some hints of hazelnut and although looking super chocolatey I don’t remember thinking it was overwhelmingly chocolatey…if that makes sense?
This last dessert was a pastry boat with caramelized apples (or pears?) and a scoop of soft vanilla ice-cream. The big surprise was that once it was brought out they shaved cheese on top of it. We were all a bit in awe, but once we dug in we were all cheesy grins (sorry, not sorry for the pun)! It was sweet, savory, crispy, creamy, cold and warm-one of my favorite desserts of the night!
You guys we were there for four hours…FOUR hours and we had no idea! A large part of that was the great company. We had planned on heading home after dinner, but spontaneously decided to head to the next birthday destination-Lucky Strike.
We bowled, played pool, had more snacks, had more cake, and by the time we got home and got ready for bed it was 2:30am…we crashed hard to say the least!
I love food experiences where you get to try a little bit of everything, are you the same? Let me know in the comments!
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