This meal is hosted.
I first visited Doma Kitchen in Manhattan Beach – the restaurant has since moved a bit closer to me. Owner Angie Corrente has elevated a Marina del Rey strip mall into a cozy little neighborhood gem. Local artists display/sell their work on the walls. Everything feels personal, with homemade touches.
Starting with this beautiful bowl of Borscht – served warm – with pieces of lamb and lots of cabbage. I left the bread and sour cream off.
Leslie Durso, my favorite vegan, was my lunch date. She didn’t have any soup, obviously, but did rave about this falafel. Angie said it’s an Egyptian recipe from her chef. I did not have a bite, since they don’t use separate oil and I was worried about gluten cross-contamination. There was plenty on the menu for me to eat, though. A quinoa salad…
…and my new favorite foods – Plov (Uzbek style braised rice) and Kasha Buckwheat. So flavorful, and so filling! I love the side of tomato, and pickles that each dish comes with.
Doma Kitchen: 4325 Glencoe Ave #8, Marina del Rey CA, 90292 | Site