Ever since I watched the movie Chef, I’ve been interested in trying out one of Roy Choi’s restaurants and/or food trucks. For one reason or another, though, we never had the chance to stop by the Kogi taco truck yet on our LA visits… But we did get to have brunch at Commissary, another one of his restaurants. Actually, the intended plan was to have lunch at POT, but once we arrived we discovered that it was no longer serving lunch (*sob*) and we decided to check out Commissary instead since they are both located inside the Line Hotel (another one of Roy Choi’s projects).
Commissary is basically a greenhouse, and it was pretty hot on the day that we visited so it definitely wasn’t super comfortable. But the concept of the restaurant is pretty cool – a focus on fruits and vegetables and farm-to-table dining.
Their water glasses are so pretty! I have a mug/cup obsession and our cabinet is filled to the brim with different mugs, cups, glasses, etc. We’re pretty much out of space for them, but I don’t know if I’d be able to resist if I saw these glasses for sale somewhere.
Our friend A was intrigued by the “Asian Pear” cocktail and decided to try one. Don’t judge us for day drinking… It was a weekend getaway, so basically vacation.To our surprise, the drink arrived in a to-go soup container. A was really put off by this, but I actually thought that it was kind of cute. The drink itself was quite refreshing, with the subtle ginger flavor coming through. The mochi ball on the toothpick was interesting, but A said that it had hardened by the end when she ate it. We decided to share several items. S really likes deviled eggs, so we ordered them (even though I felt they were overpriced). They were pretty good, though – I liked the flavor of the dill and chives mixed in with the egg yolks. Commissary calls this dish “OUR Eggs” – it’s their standard breakfast plate with two eggs any style (we chose over-well), hash browns, choice of sausage or bacon, and toast (not pictured). The hash browns were actually pretty good, although they were not super crispy, it reminded me more of a potato pancake rather than hash browns. The sausage was very flavorful – not as good as a sausage patty, but still, pretty good. Continue reading →