All the Indulgences at Petrossian's Industry Night

[caption id=“” align=“aligncenter” width=“500” caption=“Pork Belly Slider with Carmelized Onions”]Pork Belly Slider[/caption] On my first visit to Petrossian on Robertson, the famed boutique of renowned caviar and a one-stop-spot for diners with tastes more sophisticated than and unfazed by the star power of The Ivy, it happened to be Industry Night. It was a night meant to familiarize Petrossian with the heavyweights in the LA culinary scene and I was happy to crash the party. [caption id=“” align=“alignright” width=“240” caption=“Butternut Squash Soup with Chestnuts & Pecans”]Butternut Squash Soup with Chestnuts & Pecans[/caption] It was a long-overdue visit: My taste buds would no longer be tantalized but titillated and everything Chef Benjamin Bailly sent out from the kitchen would do just the trick. A perfectly floral and barely-sweet hibiscus champagne helped wash down the sliders and soups - and yes, the hibiscus at the end was delicious, thankyouverymuch. Sweet pork sliders with carmelized onions were alternated with juicy cheeseburger sliders; you just had to have both. The tiny butternut squash soups had chestnuts, pecans - and of course, bacon - in it, and while I have had many butternut squash soups, this had to have been one of my favorites (my other favorite is from Neal Fraser’s Grace Restaurant). Next time, I’m getting a full order. [caption id=“” align=“alignleft” width=“240” caption=“Hibiscus Champagne”][/caption] There were other classics like the bacon-wrapped date and a gazpacho, the latter’s consistency of which left me curious (you need a spoon). But when the dessert came out - a strawberry cobbler topped with pistachios, I was in heaven!! And talk about “industry night” - there was no shortage of familiar faces. My Last Bite (Petrossian coverage), Hanhonymous, Daily Wine, Social Domain, JoAnn Cianciulli and Maya of ShopEatsleep were all on hand to experience Petrossian. I was lucky enough to follow Chef Benjamin Bailly into the kitchen and try mother of pearl spoonfuls of absolutely luxurious caviar, including a kind that literally melted in my mouth. Do want (my own)! I’ve also yet to try selections displayed in their case up front - which included beautiful chocolates and desserts all elegantly presented. But of course - I’ll be back, industry night or not!

Further reading:

Petrossian’s Industry Night - ShopEatSleep

Petrossian Coverage (1 & 2) - MyLastBite - MyLastBite.com”)

Petrossian Restaurant & Boutique (one block north of Beverly Blvd) 321 N. Robertson Blvd West Hollywood, CA 90048 310.271.6300

@chefbenbailly

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