My Date with Ryan Gosling at Tagine

…OKAY, not exactly. But he IS co-owner of Tagine in Beverly Hills, where I was invited last night.  So, technically, Ryan Gosling asked me to dinner.

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My REAL date – Brenda! She’s camera shy…

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…but the food isn’t! Stunning presentation on every single dish, starting with the amuse bouche – goat cheese with dates, phyllo-wrapped veggie cigars, and an asparagus zucchini soup.

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We both got the Tasting – divided into 4 courses, rather than 6 – since I didn’t want to roll home.

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Moroccan Mezze…

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…with homemade hummus (Chef Ben’s mother’s recipe)…

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…olives and sauteed eggplant…

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…Tartar of Tomato and Cucumber with lemon sorbet and berries, and an orange/carrot dish.

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Next up – Bastilla – a light layer of phyllo with Cornish Hen, scrambled eggs, saffron, and powdered sugar and some Black Tiger Shrimp, Lamb Chops, and Sea Bass.  I didn’t take pictures because it was so dark in there.

For the most part, I stuck to half portions/single bites of everything, aside from the amuse bouche/shrimp dishes. Finished all of those, and dessert too.  They served CHOCOLATE SOUP!!! Served hot on top of vanilla ice cream, with little baklava on the side.

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Ryan never showed up, but it was still a sexy night.

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5 thoughts on “My Date with Ryan Gosling at Tagine

  1. Alice @ Nom Nom Cat

    Oh I LOVE Tagine — you’re right, the hummus is incredible!!! M took me here for Valentine’s Day. We didn’t get to see Ryan Gosling either (although presumably he had his own V-Day plans… dunno what his excuse was during your date :P).

  2. miriam

    This looks like an incredibly swank version of what I eat in Astoria on a regular basis. Sans Mr. Gosling, alas.

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