Colorado Chow

(including Glendale, Eagle Rock, Pasadena, Arcadia, Monrovia)

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Elements Kitchen and
Heritage Wine and Spirits
Off Colorado: Pasadena

Some bad news and some good news.

First two bits of bad news: I went by Elements Kitchen for lunch the other day on Fair Oaks and found that they are no longer plating and, instead are serving food in to-go containers. The food is still great but not as well presented as before. Second, I also found out that their plans to move to Eagle Rock are no more. I was really bummed to hear that. I was looking forward to having them in Eagle Rock. In fact, I was wondering why the "for lease" sign was still up on the Colorado building that they were supposed to move into.

And now for the good news: I found out that Elements Kitchen and Heritage Wine Company are working together now at the Heritage Wine shop location. There is some great food happenning at Heritage - including a Tasting Menu, Dessert Tasting Menu, Charcuterie and Cheese plates. The dishes are not your huge dinner portions, so you can try a bunch of different things and have some great wine too. Go check it out! Drop in for a drink or dinner.

I also heard that on occassional Mondays they do something special - like an oyster bar or a sushi/sake tasting. And apparently they are working on a Sunday Brunch. I signed up for their email lists so I can get the scoop.

This partner relationship just happenned like a month ago, so everything is new and evolving. I recommend checking it out and giving them some feedback. I leave you with some Osso Buco I had there the other day.

elements kitchen
107 South Fair Oaks Ave, Suite 110, Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 440-0100
Read Part I and Part II

Heritage Wine and Spirits
155 N. Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103 (626) 844-9333

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Saturday, August 04, 2007

Elements Kitchen: Part III
Hopefully On Colorado!

OK, if you can't tell by now, I'm a fan of Elements Kitchen. That is why I was totally floored when I saw two posts about them - on Eagle Rock Talk and Eating LA - which stated that Elements Kitchen is moving or openning up shop on Colorado Blvd in Eagle Rock!!

From all the stories I've heard about openning a restaraunt in Eagle Rock, there are a lot of hurdles to get through - but I sincerely hope Elements Kitchen will open in Eagle Rock. I'll certainly be there all the time.

So, here I leave you with some Chilled Cucumber and Yogurt Soup (with champagne vinegar, white pepper, iced radish and mint), Heirloom Tomato "Carpaccio" Salad (with micro arugula, fine herbs, and fried capers), and some Yuzu Sorbet.

elements kitchen
107 South Fair Oaks Ave, Suite 110, Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 440-0100
Read Part I and Part II

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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Elements Kitchen: Part II
Off Colorado - Pasadena

If I was forced to pick one dish that captured the essence of the season, it would be Elements Kitchen's Cucumber Sorbet - an icy mound of sweet gourd goodness nestled on ribbons of cucumber. A perfect companion for that hot summer day.

elements kitchen
107 South Fair Oaks Ave, Suite 110, Pasadena, CA 91105 (626) 440-0100 Read Part I

BTW: Did you hear about Pepsi's recent pilot of artificial Cucumber Soda in Japan?

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