Photos: Dinner at José Andrés Bazaar at SLS Hotel

It took me a year to get to José Andrés outpost, The Bazaar at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills.  I don’t know what I was waiting for!  The meal was a real treat.  It was exciting, delicious, unexpected and beautiful.  Here are some images of just about everything we ate during this evening’s feast.

Tortilla de patatas "new way"

Tortilla de patatas "new way"

Cotton candy foie gras with Philly cheesesteak

Cotton candy foie gras with Philly cheesesteak

King crab, raspberries, raspberry vinegar

King crab, raspberries, raspberry vinegar

Olives modern and traditional with Jamon Imberico de bellota Fermin

Olives modern and traditional with Jamón Imbérico de bellota Fermin

Mussels with olive oil, vinegar and pimentón

Mussels with olive oil, vinegar and pimentón

Papas Canarias, salty wrinkled potatoes with mojo verde

Papas Canarias, salty wrinkled potatoes with mojo verde

Watermelon tomato skewers

Watermelon tomato skewers

Boneless chicken wings with green olive pureé

Boneless chicken wings with green olive pureé

Norwegian lobster, seaweed salad and soup of itself

Norwegian lobster, seaweed salad and soup of itself

Ottoman carrot fritters

Ottoman carrot fritters

Crab meat steamed buns with pickled Japanese cucumbers

Crab meat steamed buns with pickled Japanese cucumbers

Tuna ceviche and avocado roll

Tuna ceviche and avocado roll

Pisto vegetable stew, tomato, egg 63

Pisto vegetable stew, tomato, egg 63

Hot chocolate mousse with pear sorbet

Hot chocolate mousse with pear sorbet

Passionfruit marshmallow, After eight, White chocolate with red peppercorn

Passionfruit marshmallow, After eight, White chocolate with red peppercorn

White chocolate lollypop with black olive

White chocolate lollypop with black olive

Somehow we inhaled the three gum drops before I got a shot (vanilla, raspberry and passionfruit). But they were my favorite dessert. And I will be back to photograph more of this stunning place that is more than a restaurant, bar and patisserie. It is a portal to another place away from LA. It is a scene, but with many nooks to seek out and surely a different experience to be had each time back.

And props to my lovely dining companions who waited for me to take photos of each mouth watering dish before they dove in!