Monday, May 16, 2011

Boho - Hollywood

Despite living just minutes away from the center of Hollywood, I tend to avoid the Hollywood and Highland intersection at all costs. Overrun with tourists and Spiderman impostors, it's not an area I would choose to be around. That said, there is some excellent shopping in the complex, and a few restaurants have certainly piqued my interest of late. One of the newer restaurants in the complex is Boho, which actually isn't a new restaurant at all. It used to reside next to the Arclight and was a great place to have a bite and a cocktail before seeing a movie in the plush surroundings. Now that it is just slightly further north, it would be a great place to grab a bite before heading to a show at the Hollywood Bowl.

I recently attended a dinner to try some of the restaurants offerings. While nothing was exceptionally amazing, it was a great evening made even better by the company of some fun bloggers.

There is a good mix of appetizers with everything from tuna tartare to pizza, to soup. 

Tuna Tartare, crispy rice, tuna tartare, wasabi cream, soy

Mussels, steamed mussels, white wine, garlic, shallots, grilled bread

The Greek, lamb sausage, spinach, lettuce tomatoes, red onion, garlic and kalamata olives

Almost all of the entrees were a mix of salty and sweet. I think the combination worked best with the glazed salmon. I was also partial to the brussels sprouts that overshadowed the pork chop they were paired with. Sweetbreads...yes, I had them again and they worked surprisingly well with the blue cheese bread pudding.

Pork Belly with Baked Beans

Sweetbreads with Gorgonzola Bread Pudding

Potato Gratin at Boho

Collard Greens at Boho

Fresh Scottish Salmon, brown sugar glaze, asparagus

Free-Range Roasted Chicken, mirepiox, mashed potatoes, pan gravy

Thick Cut Pork Chop, roasted brussels with lardon, mustard jus

Even though I'm usually one to turn down dessert, these were the highlight of the evening for me. The chocolate peanut butter cake, coffee panna cotta, and balsamic strawberries in the shortcake were all delicious and difficult to stop at just one bite.

Strawberry Shortcake at Boho

Coffee Panna Cotta at Boho

I definitely would return to Boho for some pizza and bottomless mimosas on their unpublished brunch menu. It's so close that a cab ride would be fairly inexpensive. I hope they grow into their new larger kitchen and return to the roots that people grew to love at the old location.

*All food and drinks were comped. Opinions are my own
Boho Restaurant
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 465-8500

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vanillasugarblog said...

Mmmm! That blue cheese bread pudding. Wow, never heard of that and now must have it.
I love when you do these posts Ms Thing!

Banana Wonder said...

Ahhh... good ol Boho... this place brings back memories. You are right, it's nothing exceptionable, and they get away with it per location.

Amanda said...

I would love to go there... but only with you! You pick the most amazing dishes!

Joanne said...

Sometimes the company overshadows the meal and that's definitely not a bad thing! Although I'm with Dawn....that blue cheese bread pudding...swoon.

M. said...

oh boy! what a feast!

lisa is cooking said...

Sounds like a fun event, with lots to taste! And, now I need to have some balsamic strawberries in a shortcake and soon.

Diana said...

I hate Hollywood and Highland. I shudder with horror when anyone suggests meeting any where near there. Aside from the Arclight, of course.

Those olives on that pizza make me shudder too. Do you think I could swap them out for quinoa?