We were scheduled to have lunch at The Venice Ale House ,
a recommendation from a big shot over at Playboy Magazine. It was literally a few steps away from Su Casa on the corner of Rose Ave. The
Venice Ale House was a treat indeed. After meeting head chef, Emilio Oliva, the owner/GM, Spoon Singh, sat us at one of the outdoor tables on
the boardwalk. Spoon was gracious and hospitable with a big California smile that reminded me of the character Jack Tripper from the sitcom
It was a typically gorgeous L.A. day. A Rastafarian on roller blades came skating by with a guitar playing some Jimmy Hendrix licks while we
sipped our first bloody mary’s of the day (Man, those were some good bloody mary’s!). Spoon came over to the table to see what we were in
the mood for and before I could utter a word, chef Emilio was at the window motioning to wait for his suggestions that he was preparing
especially for us.
I sat there enjoying the sunshine wearing a pair of cheap sunglasses I had just purchased from a Vietnamese lady who also sold scarves and t-
shirts on the boardwalk. She had some interesting suggestions about where we could purchase some medical Marijuana a little further up the
boardwalk. “Yes, I think I like this place”, I thought to myself.
Venice Ale House specializes in deliciously fresh,wholesome and organic cuisine. Emilio did not disappoint. This food was
yummy! Here’s what Emilio served for us.
Soup of the Day Rustic tomato soup w/ toast
Vegan Chopped Salad:
shredded carrots, beets, quinoa, roasted red peppers, garbanzos
cucumbers, avocados, market greens & vinaigrette
Seared Sea Scallops over red garlic mashers & spinach
Grass-Fed & Finished Beef Burger served with rosemary roasted reds, market greens, tomato, onion, & garlic aioli Burger Toppings: cheddar,
bacon, sautéed crimini mushrooms, caramelized onions, avocado
Grilled Wild Salmon Sandwich
avocado, sautéed onions & spinach, garlic aioli, on sourdough,
served with rosemary roasters & market greens.
And for dessert , Emilo surprised us with his delightful Mushroom Risotto
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