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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Comme Ca Burger

As you have probably noticed from my lack of posts, I haven't been doing much cooking lately. I am still not used to my new surroundings (and honestly, not quite sure I will ever be) and I have been having a very busy summer. The good news is that I have been going out a bit more which is how I am able to share this delicious dinner I had two weeks ago. After a night out dancing with my boys, we decided the cure would be to go see a Julie & Julia and to have a belated birthday dinner for me at Comme Ca. My previous experience at Comme Ca left me with nothing but good feelings so I was pretty excited to go back.

Cheese Plate at Comme Ca

Crab Cakes at Comme Ca

We started with the cheese plate and the crab cakes. The guy who prepped the cheese plate (I am sure he has an official title, but I can't remember it) was so excited to talk cheese. It was pretty incredible. I love me some cheese, but this man was So. Excited....about CHEESE. It was pretty adorable. Glen and I also shared the crab cakes which were served on top of an apple, curry puree and topped with shaved apple and fennel. They were some of the most flavorful crab cakes I have ever had and really delicious.

Comme Ca Burger

Fries at Comme Ca

For my entree I went with the famed Comme Ca Burger which is only being served at dinner for a limited time. This is a burger that was recently called "perfect" by the New York Times so I was anxious to try it. It is certainly good, but for me it was a bit too much. The patty is so ginormous, I could barely get my mouth around it and I have a pretty big mouth. It's not the sexiest thing to eat so I am glad I was with my friends rather than a date, but the leftovers are so much, you will probably have enough for another meal. After the crab cakes, cheese plate, and a portion of my burger, I was way too full to think about having dessert and my dining companions felt the same. We decided to call it an early night and I ended up passing out in a food coma bliss.

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17 comments:

Erica said...

YUM! I love that they served the crab cake on top of an apple, curry puree. How fun is that? Beautiful cheese platter as well- looks like art!

Dawn said...

wait...you shared a crabcake? what are you two dieting or something?
I love cheese. I would have loved talking with him. Just like that guy on Top Chef that talked about wines all the time and everyone hated him? I loved him.

Mary said...

The cheese platter is worthy of a painting and despite its size your burger looks phenomenal. Dinner out with friends - especially to celebrate a birthday, however belatedly - is a simple but special pleasure.

Maria said...

What a fun and tasty meal!

The Duo Dishes said...

That burger is indeed HUGE! Didn't know it received such a huge nod. Nice.

Diana said...

That crab cake has my name written all over it in drool.

Wait, what??

So jealous you got back there again, but you certainly deserve the treat!

KennyT said...

I want that cheese platter ^^

Helene said...

Wow what a meal. I'd love to taste the crabcake. Mium!

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

MMM delicious eats!!

Esi said...

Hahaha Dawn, I am not dieting at all! The crab cakes were definitely enough for two people.

SinoSoul said...

They also serve the burger late night, every day, as well as weekend brunch and everyday at burger.

Very nice cheese place presentation for sure tho. One of the prettiest in town. Check out Cube LA for an even sexier cheese plate.

Esi said...

SinoSoul, you're right...I just never get over there for brunch, late night or lunch :) I love that cheese plate at Cube. Filled with great things.

Anonymous said...

yummy food but the acoustics in comme ca blow. couldn't hear a word my friend was saying across our table. had to leave just to have a conversation. they really need to do something about the sound. hated that.

Shannon said...

Sounds amazing! and now i'm drooling...

Kate @ Savour Fare said...

Love Comme Ca's cocktails. And their bone marrow.

Esi said...

Anonymous, you should try asking for a table in the back. I agree, the main part of the restaurant is so loud!

Foodycat said...

That's the prettiest cheese plate I have ever seen! And an amazing burger.