Oh the food we will eat…Catch LA

Catch LA has never been one of those spots that’s been on my radar. I’m an avid Yelp user and am super blessed to live around so much good food! There are so many spots that are 4.5 stars with hundreds if not thousands of reviews. It’s insane!

Catch LA is 3.5 stars which is good and it’s a super popular Insta spot in LA. It’s one of those places you go to “see and be seen.” It’s super LA in vibe-music, loud chatter, dim lighting, eclectic decor. It’s cute!

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It was explained to us that the menu was meant for sharing but if we wanted to do larger individual dishes the “Big Fish” or “Big Meat” menu would be the way to go. We opted to go the sharing route so we could try a few of their popular things.

We ordered five items: Catch Ceviche, Truffle Sashimi, Crunchy Rice Cake, Cod Lettuce Wraps, and Lobster Mac and Cheese.

The first dish that came out was the truffle sashimi. Tuna, hamachi, chili ponzu, caviar, and black truffle came together to create the most delectable bite. This was almost melt in your mouth-so buttery! This was one of the group’s favorites!

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The ceviche was a combination of Alaskan king crab, Maine lobster, shrimp, and scallops with mango and blood orange ponzu. It was fresh and bright and enjoyable. I don’t know if this is a dish I think you need to order, but it was good.

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Hubby enjoyed the cod lettuce wraps, but I thought they were kinda bland? These came with bourbon miso, kataifi, and shitake mushrooms. The fish was well cooked but that’s all I could say about this one. If you come here I would skip this one…

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Now, the lobster mac and cheese. OH.EM.GEE. The lobster mac and cheese. It was not super ooey gooey cheesy, but it had the best savory umami flavor and it held up well to the lobster. It was hardy and delicious! You should absolutely get this 🙂

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The last dish to come out was the crunchy rice cake with tuna tartare and wasabi tobiko. I love a good crunchy rice cake and this dish ended up being the favorite of the night. The crispy rice cake, the mildly spiced fish…please get this. 3/3 of us said this was our favorite dish of the night!

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We did get dessert and decided to go for the most popular and probably Insta-worthy? The Hit Me Chocolate Cake. Liquid Klondike, roasted white chocolate ice-cream, brownie, and devil’s food. It’s called “Hit Me” because you have to hit the “Klondike” bar with your spoon to crack it open. It was a deliciously chocolatey but not overly chocolatey dish. I think chocolate lovers and chocolate likers will both enjoy this dish immensely. I would recommend this to add to your list of “do get.”

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Three of the five dishes were incredible. That’s a pretty good amount I think? In terms of service I don’t have much to say because it was just okay. There was no Republique type of attentiveness or attention to detail, but it wasn’t bad either.

I really enjoyed our time at Catch LA. I think a big part of that had to do with being there with people I enjoy. I do think there are better foodie spots to explore, but it is super popular and Instagramable.

Talk to me in the comments and let me know if you’ve been to Catch LA? Did you like it? Thanks for reading and I’ll see you Thursday!

 

A full day of eating + dinner with the girls

I love reading/seeing the FDOE posts so that’s why I try to throw them in every once in a while. I somehow managed to successfully photograph all the food that went into my mouth (minus a few things).

Breakfast:

I did not manage to capture the piece of sourdough toast I had with some butter and blueberry preserves while getting ready. That was because I was in serious need of food, but this was just a little snack or as some call it pre-breakfasting.

Recently I have been into boiled eggs, spinach (duh), and some type of fruit. We had cherries this day so cherries it was!

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Lunch:

I had an egg, cheese, and potato burrito. I added some cheese to the pan when I was about to grill up the burrito to add that burnt cheese flavor and crunch I love so much (insert heart eye emoji here)

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I also had some fruit for dessert…this poor peach was on it’s last leg. I literally had to cut off a part of it because it had started to go bad.

Dinner:

Dinner was out with the girls at Paradise Cove Cafe and it was a lot of fun and a lot of LARGE portions. We had some nachos with chicken, cheese, beans and it came with guac, sour cream, and salsa. This was humongous, but we were starving so we killed this plate of nachos easily between the 4 of us.

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Not pictured is the ginormous bowls of clam chowder. We had split up into pairs to share a bowl, but we could have EASILY split one bowl between the 4 of us.

My main was this ahi tuna sandwich and it came with fries. The sandwich was good and the fries amazing, but I could barely finish half after all the apps. I did bring the rest of it home and the hubs ate the rest of the ahi tuna 🙂

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Dessert:

Didn’t happen, but my sweet friend made oreo truffle pops for us and they were super cute. I didn’t eat one this night, but did the next after dinner and they were divine!

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That concludes my FDOE. I hope you guys enjoyed it and I hope you’ll share some of your own FDOE!