My Date with Ryan Gosling

October 12, 2013

in dessert, dinner, restaurant

…OKAY, not exactly. But he IS co-owner of Tagine in Beverly Hills, where I was invited last night.

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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…

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…Black Tiger Shrimp…

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…Lamb Chops…

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…and Sea Bass.

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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…

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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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P.S. Speaking of Ryan Gosling, he’s featured in Abe’s two latest buzzfeed videos!

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{ 5 comments }

1 J October 12, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Mm, what was the chocolate soup like? Like hot chocolate?

2 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet October 13, 2013 at 7:15 am

Yes very rich cocoa!

3 Alice @ Nom Nom Cat October 13, 2013 at 12:45 am

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).

4 miriam October 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm

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

5 Lynn @ The Actor's Diet October 14, 2013 at 4:09 pm

How funny – when I ate the stuff wrapped in Phyllo I thought, “I miss Astoria.”

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