Sadie : Oasis in Hollywood

By Tsz on September 22, 2012

Gastrophoria are well-crafted cocktails paired with roasted pork belly at Sadie.

A stone’s throw from Hollywood Boulevard, Sadie is a little oasis in the midst of rowdy Hollywood clubs. The only way to visit is to go without perceived notions. When you’re there, you can choose to dine in a charming wood patio or on a cozy bar made of dark polished wood—I highly recommend the latter.

Should you find yourself in the hands of mixologist, Adam D’Zurilla, be sure to let him take the reins. All you’ll need to let him know is your poison of choice and taste preference and he’ll take care of the rest. My request for a girly and fruity drink was passed with flying colors. And how he was able to make that drink with no juice but with all alcohol still boggles my mind.

To pair with the well-craft cocktails, Chef Randy Montoya is your man. I was treated to a porky feast with a charcuterie plate of sweet chorizo, proscuitto and salumi. It also comes with artisan cheeses and accompaniments such as blood orange sauce and quince jam but being a lover of all things pork, I made a bee line for the cured meats.

Continuing the porcine odyssey, crispy slabs of pork belly are lacquered in beef demi glace and served with roasted tomatoes and fingerling potatoes. Meat sauces on meat makes for a happy diner.

The restaurant’s signature short ribs is served boneless and atop of one of the richest mashed potato I’ve ever tasted—definitely not a diet food!

After a meat centric meal, it’s important to facilitate digestion. Adam takes the classic digestive, Fernet-Branca and creates an off-menu dessert. One scoop vanilla ice cream, one shot Fernet-Branca and top with cola. It makes the medicine go down.

1638 North Las Palmas Avenue
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 467–0200

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