Bad picture but really good meal. Once again, have landed in a city which I haven’t spent much time in so I’m genuinely excited. From the airport straight to dinner at Osteria Mozza, Mario Batali and Nancy Silverton’s Italian restaurant and next door pizzaria, www.mozza-LA.COM. We sat sat at the mozzarella bar, beautiful white marble, manned by mozza–rista’s who made the most glorious little plates of burrata, fiore di late or mozzarella, all topped with different exciting toppings like the above; braised artichoke heart, greens and mint pesto on the crostini. Just the mozza and Prosciutto plate was tender, soft, lightly salty and creamy: OMG. Debating between a mozza pizza, taco truck or IN and Out Burger for lunch. Yes, we must paln ahead!
Meanwhile, this morning required a major early morning exercise walk which I did, weaving between Melrose and Santa Monica boulevard in West Hollywood, all new and curious sights and sounds for me. Happened upon Urth coffee shop www.urth.com , the first organic roasters in America and a very, cool and funky place with outstanding coffee and what looked like great breakfast made from all local ingredients. The place was populated with a central-casting group of what I imagine to be L.A. characters: a bright, colorful and ever-seeking-youth lot.
Off to record with NPR’s Evan Kleinman and to tape That Morning Show of E. Tonight heading to the Beverly Hills opening of Thomas Keller’s (he was also on our plane along with comic Chris Elliot too) Bouchon restaurant—sounds so shi–shi lol (usually not my style) but–hey, am in L.A. and as they say, when in Rome, do as the Romans do.