Akasha

dessert - dinner - restaurant

My days with Abe are numbered! We went out for a fancy date last night.

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There was some kind of Earth Day celebration going on, hence the balloons.

I had an Opentable deal for half-off at Akasha in Culver City. There was a long wait at 7:30pm so I’m glad I made reservations. We were seated at a table near Fran Drescher

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…maybe you can see her better in this picture, blowing her nose behind me.

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At the server’s suggestion, I ordered the Niman Ranch Pork Chop

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Green tomato chutney

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Over some cheddar grits and braised chard

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I haven’t had a pork chop in years! The first bite was perfect, but the meal went downhill from there. Too much fat to spit out.

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The sides were stellar though – I know Akasha more for its veggie-friendly options. Stole one of Abe’s onion rings – dipped in smoked paprika aioli

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Plus some of his (veeeery thin crust) Margherita Pizza

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I was still hungry and asked for bread. It never came out before the meal – not sure if that was an oversight or standard policy

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Used two pieces to soak up the remaining noire de chambly jus

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I had looked over the dessert menu online, and already knew what I wanted

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Salty Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar, topped with sea salt and caramel

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…with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Gelato

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Crushed candied peanuts

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Evenly divided – crumbles and all!

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  • http://saltwatercoffee.wordpress.com Sara K

    That dessert is mouthwatering like no other. Holy mother of chocolate and peanut butter…definitely need some sweet tooth indulgence today!

  • http://thenondairyqueen.blogspot.com/ Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)

    That stinks there was too much fat. The desserts sound amazing though!

  • http://tinfoilstiaras.blogspot.com Tinfoils Tiaras

    Omigosh this meal is making me drool a little bit- especially the dessert! As a vegetarian, this place is definitely on my must try next time I’m visiting!

  • http://www.tiptopshape2.blogspot.com Liz @ Tip Top Shape

    You were seated by the Nanny?! That place just got so much cooler to me, haha. That dessert looks fantastic. You can never go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter.

  • http://gluttonandstudent.wordpress.com gluttonandstudent

    I live five minutes away from Akasha and have been meaning to go there for ages – this review gives me all the more reason to go!

    I’ve heard that their onion rings are MEAN, and that dessert looks sooooo good

  • http://jessohbee.blogspot.com jessica o’brien | jessohbee

    it’s ironic that they marked the earth day celebration with balloons, one of the most damaging things for the earth. fabulous…

    i love akasha’s interior, but have never had a great experience there. food is total hit or miss and my service is always underwhelming.

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      ha – you’re so right…

  • http://www.saywhatyouneedtosayblog.com Lauren

    Oh wow, that dessert looks epic!

  • http://thesmartkitchenblog.com Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen

    I was all excited about the cheddar cheese grits…but then I saw dessert…and I literally lost control of my tastebuds.

  • http://321delish.wordpress.com 321delish

    forget dinner! That dessert looks decadent!

    I like pork chops, but sometimes restaurants think that the fattyness gives it flavor…not so much in my opinion…

  • http://www.thehealthyapron.com thehealthyapron

    ah! Fran drescher! I watched the nanny ALOT growing up haha probably too much! Too cool!

    ps. that dessert looks incredible!

  • http://savoryandsavage.blogspot.com Emily @ Savory and Savage

    Oh, I hate it when you order a piece of meat and it ends up being too fatty to eat, blek ((

    Abe’s pizza looked yummy!

  • http://leftcoastcontessa.wordpress.com leftcoastcontessa

    The pizza and the cheesy grits look soooooooo good. Too bad about the fatty pork.

  • http://www.bluepaperlanterns.com kimmie

    YUM! that looks SO good. and I want some, even though I just finished lunch, haha.

    Anyway, I watched Saving Face last night. I can’t believe how pretty you are! :)

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      aw, thanks – and thanks for watching it!

  • http://cookinggallery.blogspot.com Cooking Gallery

    Everything looks so delicious…! Especially the dessert, drooling here….!!

  • http://www.fillyourwell.blogspot.com kimbirdy

    i got most excited about those onion rings! :) looks like i have a new restaurant to add to our list. and i’ll be thinking of you when you’re shooting in san francisco! you probably already know about this, but rainbow grocery is an amazing health food store in the city which sells a lot of the things i see on your blog. the bonus is it’s way cheaper than whole foods. just fyi.

    • http://theactorsdiet.wordpress.com Lynn at The Actors Diet

      awesome! thanks for the info!

  • http://www.pure2raw.com Pure2raw twins

    omg!! those desserts look amazing!!

  • http://www.everydayfoodie.ca Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)

    Mmmm, that looks like a great dinner out!

    I have never had grits before!