As mentioned in my last post, there was a blackout in our house Friday night…
…surprisingly, there was still power in Pasadena, where the windstorm epicenter was!
Vol. 94 is celebrating its Grand Opening Weekend…
…so they had a live jazz band…
…and special giveaways!
We didn’t win any raffles, but definitely scored the prize of the year! Executive Chef Phil Lee is a fan of my blog, so he invited Abe and I for a special tasting of their eclectic, gourmet (but still affordable) menu.
Basically, we sat back and the food kept coming out! I tried to pace myself and stuck to half portions, which was difficult because every single thing was delicious.
Those were served in a small Le Creuset, as were these Brussels Sprouts with cheese
Everyone should eat directly from an itty bitty pot at least once in their life.
The following were our favorites – wound up polishing off the whole portions!
I only had a bite and let Abe enjoy it, especially since I ate this entire bowl by myself!
By this point we were both STUFFED. But the food kept coming out – we even had to send some back
I had juuuuuust a taste of the rest.
This one surprised me – I went back for another tentacle!
We were fuller than we were on Thanksgiving…
…but managed to find some room for dessert
Two heaping spoonfuls.
What. A. Night.
Back home we still didn’t have any lights, but it was already bedtime anyway – the meal lasted about 2.5 hours!
We were both very impressed with the food, service, and ambiance of Vol. 94 and so pleased that they offered so many vegetarian (and vegan) options. And since it’s their opening weekend, they’re only going to get better with time! I also loved that it’s the type of place you could go for a casual dinner, a celebration with a large group of friends, or a special, romantic night for two (like ours).
Thanks so much, Chef Lee – for an amazing culinary experience – and for reading “The Actor’s Diet” too!!!