Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Gjelina

 mushroom toast with crème fraiche and truffle oil
 mushroom, goat cheese, and truffle oil pizza
 gnocchi with white wine and parmesan


 butterscotch pot de crème with salted caramel



We had a great time celebrating Whitney's birthday over the weekend at Gjelina in Venice.  The interior is beautiful with dark wooden beams, dim lighting, and cobblestone floors.  We sat on the courtyard which felt earthy and rustic with its fire pit and Mediterranean vibe.  The food was phenomenal. The two standouts of the night were the mushroom toast with crème fraiche and truffle oil and the butterscotch pot de crème with salted caramel.  This is definitely one of my new favorite LA restaurants and I can't wait to go back again soon.

25 comments:

Krystal said...

that looks like such a cool restaurant!

Katie said...

All the food looks so good!

Lindsay said...

What a fun place :)

Danielle said...

looks delish! Have to add it on my places to try!

semipreciousamy said...

I was just there last week! love it so much!!!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

looks delish! i am ready for lunch, haha!

Daisy said...

what a phenominal spot!! I love discovering new places with amazing food.

Gabriel said...

No surpise on your favorites! Anything with truffle oil and caramel. I wonder if you could combine the two into some amazing truffle oil caramel dish?

Marcie said...

My cousin LOVES this place. He talks about how amazing the food is all the time. How was the service? I've heard mixed reviews on that. That pizza looks amazing.

xo Marcie

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Salivating! This all looks delish!

Hope you're having a great week, sweetie xoxo

Alicia said...

YUM it all looks so delicious - that mushroom toast especially. What a fun girls night! My supper club dinner is coming up soon and I can't wait - look forward to it every month ;)

Josie said...

You and your friends look gorgeous! And this food looks absolutely amazing, especially the truffle oil pizza and that delectable-looking pot de creme!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Styles 'n Cream said...

These mushroom dishes look amazing. Yum!

Amber Blue Bird said...

the butterscotch pot de crème looks like heaven

Kayla said...

Looks so good. The pizza especially. Made my mouth water!

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this free bird said...

Oh my gosh Val this place looks incredible. Every dish gets better and better!! LUCKY!!

I need to figure out gf pizza STAT. I'm being robbed. :(

ps-random comment, but i twisted my ankle walking to and fro the bathroom (in my own home and in bare feet) and am totally laid up. getting old is terrible.

xoxo,
Carrie

Torrie said...

I love a night out with the ladies... especially when it involves lots of food and wine:). FUN!

Andee Layne said...

oh my! everything looks beyond amazing!

PursuitOfLLT said...

wow, i want a bite of every thing there! looks so rich and tasty.

Cherisse @ [Framing Spaces] said...

Looks so GOOOd! I love the interior spaces!

Marie said...

Oh, Valerie! You know good food!:D

***** Marie *****
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Alexandra said...

You have my mouth watering, as usual! :-)

gotmilk said...

ah u went! i keep hearing fantastic things.

Lyndsy said...

One of my absolute favorite restaurants in LA! And the butterscotch pot de crème with salted caramel is hands down the best dessert on earth!

Lovely Happenings said...

I am getting hungry looking at those pictures. Yummy.