In my previous blog, I talked about our special evening at Los Angeles Magazine’s Best New Restaurant Celebration at Helm’s Bakery in Culver City. We were treated to a dozen delicious bites from restaurants considered to be LA’s newest and best! There were a lot of seafood plates, and Matt gladly enjoyed my portions as well as his. But don’t worry I ate plenty! Some of the best dishes I had were the Haricot Verts (French for green beans) with bits of crispy pig ears from Ray’s & Stark Bar (located at LACMA) and of course the light and fluffy Rosemary Focaccia from Bucato in Culver City. There was also a surprisingly good, spicy pork spread from Chi Spacca (adjacent to Mozza2go on Melrose Avenue) served on warm bread.
But alas I am a dessert girl, and my very best bite came from Cook’s County. It was a mint-chip ice cream pie with a chocolate cookie crust and the most amazing mint-chocolatey ice cream. Topped with just enough whipped cream and a few crunchy pieces, it was like a bite of a minty cloud. I actually went right back to the table and asked for a second slice, and in the picture it looks a little melty because I was having camera troubles. Cook’s County on Beverly Boulevard has been on my radar since they opened in 2011. Their brunch menu looks enticing, and they also offer a Fried Chicken Night every Monday. Now I have two good reasons to visit. Oh and for more of that pie. That amazing Mint Chip Ice Cream Pie that I’m declaring my best bite of the week!