I’m doing everything in my power to make cauliflower as unhealthy as possible. Vegetables aren’t supposed to be healthy. That seems unnatural to me. (I’m kidding, mom!) You won’t hate me though, if I dredge it in seasoned flour and cheese and then deep fry it until golden brown and crispy and then top it with more cheese and fresh chives at the end will you? Would you be terribly upset if that happened? Well, it’s too late. It already happened and it’s awesome. So awesome, I had to share it with the world. I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if I hadn’t. I’m here to make sure you eat your vegetables and if deep frying them makes it so, then who am I to prevent it from happening? I’m not a monster. I’m your friend. And that’s what friends do. Shove deep fried cauliflower with whipped feta (never too much cheese) your way and tempt you into eating it all with me.
My all time favorite (well, new favorite) restaurant is this great place right by my house (Studio City, Ca). It’s called Black Market Liquor Bar. They serve small plates/tapas that you can order a few at a time and share with your loved ones and friends, or better yet, go with people you hate so that you don’t have to share any of it. You can have it all to yourself. That’s probably your best bet. They also have great drinks, so that’s a plus. Do yourself a favor and get an Irish Mule (like a Moscow Mule but with Irish whiskey instead of vodka) I’ve been forcing Julian to go an abnormal amount of times because it’s that awesome. Anyhow, this long tangent was to say that they make a bomb dot com fried cauliflower just like this one. It comes piping hot and crispy and delicious and it’s served with a lemon aioli that is impeccable. IMPECCABLE I tell you. If you live in my neck of the woods or in SoCal and fancy a drive towards my neck of the woods, you have to check this place out. (Not sponsored, but it should be because I’d hawk this place until the end of time). If you go, make sure you give me a call because I’ll be there before you know it and we’ll share all of the plates on the menu together and have the grandest of times. Promise.
Let’s talk about another awesome restaurant I know. As I mentioned in the last post, I’m currently visiting New Orleans for a few weeks and one of my favorites here is Domenica. I first went there with my friend Joy, and was hooked the minute I sat down. I’m pretty sure it was the company, but the food and cocktails sure didn’t hurt. They have a great cauliflower dish on the menu that I’m pretty sure if famous. It’s a whole head of cauliflower roasted and it’s served with a whipped feta that is almost almost better than the cauliflower itself. Anyhow, in honor of both of these favorite restaurants of mine, I decided to combine the two dishes and bring them together as my life intended them to be. Do it, you won’t regret it.