Dinner at M Cafe on Melrose, where I meet Chef Lee Gross and see a bunch of celebs.
I’ve blogged about M Cafe about a million times. It’s no secret that it’s one of my favorite Los Angeles restaurants! We almost always spot celebrities there – which you already know if you follow me on twitter. The last person I mention below is Lee Gross, one of M Cafe’s consulting chefs. He is in town to launch a few seasonal summer items.
Lee is also Gwyneth Paltrow’s personal chef! When I ask what inspires his creations, he replies, “Life.”
Lee’s life must be pretty amazing, because his food is beyond words. Tonight, M Cafe invites me to try two “secret” dishes that you won’t find on their menus. But they are available for those in-the-know.
First, Chili Cheese Fries.
And second, the Loaded Burger.
The organic fries are covered in Chili Beans and Daiya Cheese.
The “Loaded” version is their Big Macro,with the addition of Tempeh Bacon and Fresh Avocado.
Comes with a choice of your side – we got their famous Kale, of course.
The fries are first to go – they needed to be eaten with a fork.
Everything is hearty and comforting; perfect for those skeptical of the “vegan” or “macrobiotic” label. Loved the extra chew on the burger too.
We can’t resist dessert and fork over $7 for this strawberry shortcake.
Well worth $3.50/each – creamy, loaded with fruit, and completely naturally sweetened – with no eggs or dairy.