Red Medicine - Beverly Hills, CA

Dinner - Saturday, June 11, 2011

A last-minute trip to LA necessitated a rather hastily-made dinner reservation this weekend. We had been meaning to visit Red Medicine for some time, and it turned out to be the perfect occasion as one of our dining companions has a soft spot for Vietnamese food (although we neglected to inform him that the food was more inspired rather than authentic).

I first experienced Jordan Kahn's artistry at Alinea, when he temporarily took over the pastry department after Alex Stupak's departure. I was impressed by Kahn's work, but shortly after, he left for New York and I lost track of him. It seems that he bounced around a bit, but finally discovered his personal vision here in LA.