Dinner with my husband (and Fran Drescher) at Akasha Restaurant in Culver City.
My days with Abe are numbered! We went out for a fancy date last night.
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…
…maybe you can see her better in this picture, blowing her nose behind me.
At the server’s suggestion, I ordered the Niman Ranch Pork Chop.
Green tomato chutney
Over some cheddar grits and braised chard
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.
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.
Plus some of his (veeeery thin crust) Margherita Pizza.
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.
Used two pieces to soak up the remaining noire de chambly jus.
I had looked over the dessert menu online, and already knew what I wanted
Salty Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar, topped with sea salt and caramel.
…with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Gelato.
Crushed candied peanuts.
Evenly divided – crumbles and all!