Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lunch at Sotto

A while ago my friend LT and I went to lunch at Sotto when it was DineLA.  It was by far one of the best DineLA’s that we have ever been too.  I can’t wait to go back for dinner one night, someone just told me that Los Angeles Magazine also named it as one of the years top 10 best new restaurants

We started our lunch off with some amazing cocktails!  I don’t know about you, but I take it as a good sign when drinks are served with clear, perfectly cubed ice cubes.  A bartender once told me that to make them appear perfectly clear, you need to use hot water to make the ice cubes. 


We tried the Grappa Don’t Preach and Dem Apples.  I am currently in love with Bourbon drinks, Dem Apples was so good!


We started off our meal with an amazing cauliflower almond soup, which I am still thinking about months later and some savory grilled pork meatballs. 


So good, the almond essence added such a nice complex dimension to the soup.  I need to learn how to recreate this!


For our main we had Casarecce, a perfect pasta with a lamb ragu.  This pasta was seriously cooked perfectly.  It was the perfect al dente and had so much flavor. 


The other main we had was highly recommended on yelp.  It was the crispy pork belly porcetto sandwich, this was so decadent, I can’t imagine eating the entire dish, but it was perfect to share.   


The desserts were solid, but nothing special in my opinion.  We went with the panna cotta and the chocolate hazelnut torte. 



Overall a great meal!  I really want to go back and try another pasta and their pizzas.  I highly recommend this place if you are in the LA area!