dehesa project

We are the Dehesa Project, an underground supper club in downtown LA that hosts pop-up tasting dinners and other events. We believe in the symbiotic relationship of Food, Nature, and Culture. To learn more about us, visit our website at www.dehesaproject.la

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    roasted beet salad with vanilla beet puree and honey lemon yoghurt, candied walnuts, beet chips, and home-grown greens. “make it grow.”

    — 1 month ago with 7 notes
    #roof farming  #urban farming  #grow food  #garden salad  #beets  #salad 
    celery root and cauliflower winter bisque, charred cauli florets, home-grown herb oil, home-grown coriander and basil flowers

    celery root and cauliflower winter bisque, charred cauli florets, home-grown herb oil, home-grown coriander and basil flowers

    — 2 months ago with 3 notes
    #edible flower  #winter  #soup  #bisque  #celery root  #cauliflower  #home-grown  #basil  #coriander  #supper club  #food art 

    chai spice steamed egg over kabocha sqash, with blueberry preserve, cinnamon tea snack and wood sorrel. 

    — 2 months ago with 1 note
    #chai  #spice  #egg  #dessert  #steam  #preserve  #sorrel  #wild edibles 

    For those who eat at home, kitchen is usually the place where most waste is generated, be it plastic and styrofoam from processed foods, or scraps we choose to throw away from fresh produce. It may sound strange to most people in this day and age, but a huge percentage of produce scraps can actually be eaten, some are actually quite unique and delicious. 

    Few nights ago a French friend came to stay with us and brought us authentic french foie gras. We had been down to our last scraps in the refrigerator, but that didn’t stop Chef from whipping up a fantastic meal. He took the ends (roots) of leafy vegetables such as spinach, and the stems of cauliflowers and broccoli that we normally throw away, as well as chard stems, added some lentil and made a wonderfully light but flavorful soup! Not to mention the beautiful, translucent jade green color the soup had. It went perfectly well with the foie gras smothered toast. Aside from that he made a “pizza” using thinly sliced old potatoes as the crust, topped with some soft scrambled eggs, chives, and roasted cauliflower. It was a delightfully enjoyable meal that’s healthy and economical to boot. 

    — 2 months ago with 3 notes
    #good scraps  #no waste  #kitchen waste  #cheap eats  #cheap cooking 

    Few months ago our neighborhood welcomed another new member, “community grocer and eatery” Urban Radish. Following our neighbor’s invitation to see his jazz band perform on Wednesday evenings at what we endearingly call “the Radish,” chef and I browsed the store on a light buzz from the wine and beer tasting. We went home that night with some ground lamb, vegetables, and goat milk and decided to treat ourselves to a lamb-tastic dinner after engaging in one of our favorite activities, playing with food. 

    The end product is three mini lamb burgers wrapped in chard leaves on top of a delicious goat milk cauliflower sauce, roasted organic root vegetables and leeks, topped with a soft potato pan cake.

    — 2 months ago with 5 notes
    #lambtastic  #lamb  #goat milk  #crepe  #urbanradish 
    Surf’s up! Watching chef ride big waves #countyline #surfsup #warmwinter

    Surf’s up! Watching chef ride big waves #countyline #surfsup #warmwinter

    — 2 months ago
    #countyline  #warmwinter  #surfsup 

    Holiday Charity Dinner 12.14.13 part 6 - sixth course

    mushroom ice-cream, sesame crumble soil, vanilla cream, wood sorrel, borage flowers, nasturtium flowers

    — 3 months ago with 2 notes
    #mushroom ice cream  #edible flower  #dessert 

    Holiday Charity Dinner 12.14.13 part 5 - fifth course

    black cod, homegrown greens, butternut squash, vanilla beet puree, beet chips

    — 3 months ago with 2 notes
    #black cod  #homegrown  #vanilla  #beets  #seafood 

    Holiday Charity Dinner 12.14.13 part 4 - fourth course

    hand-made noodles, Sichuan chili sesame sauce, cilantro sauce, peanuts, seaweed, cucumber, daikon, raw quail egg yolk

    — 3 months ago with 2 notes
    #noodles  #pasta  #handmade  #chili  #sichuanese  #raw egg  #chineselaundry  #Chinese fusion