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FOOD MILK ,N HONEY One block south of Clark drive, on the comer of Pico, Milk 'n Honey sparkles, inviting patrons into its quiet, elegant atmosphere. The strictly kosher kitchen distinguishes Milk 'n Honey from the plethora of fine dining estab- lishments in Los Angeles. All restaurants in California must abide by the laws set forth by the state. Kosher restaurants must confirm to these requirements in addition to those of the Jewish faith. The latter includes separation of meat and milk, food preparation and cleanliness. Aaron Nourollah, the proprietor, owns two other kosher restaurants in the neighborhood. A practicing Jew, him- self, he wished to open a kosher fine dining establishment with an emphasis on healthy cuisine using the highest quality ingredients. The dairy restaurant offers no meat products according to strict Jewish kosher laws. While the restaurant caters to a kosher clientele, 40% are not kosher. On my latest visit, I invited a personal friend and caterer/chef (not Jewish) to accompany me. We enjoyed the fresh bread and "seasoned butter." Breaking bread is an inte- gral part of many cultures; Jewish culture is no different. At Milk 'n Honey, the breads are made on the premise. The warm French country style breads arrived with a seasoned parsley, garlic and lemon margarine spread. My dinner com- panion stated, "I can't believe its not butter!" The Middle Eastern-style bruchetta: chunks of marinated tomato served with croutons and spices are a wonderful, light accompaniment to the bread. The Insalata di Radicchio: smoked salmon wrapped with cucumber and radicchio with a lemon and herb vinaigrette ($7.95) is beautifully presented. I would recommend this salad as a cool and refreshing appetizer. We began with the Appetizer Special: Grilled Portabello ($6.95): slices of grilled Portabello CLASSIFIEDS ooeeooooeooeoooooooooeooooooooeoeeoooeooeoooeooeooeooeooeeeooooeoooeooe oeeoe • • • • oe •. • •: 140 000uth Nerly 1)r00e 0ffi00 . : • : " Up to t200 a/f00t 0ml00l00 " : ° • e • • " Prime l00ion . 001310 - 278 - 8798 -: • : e•eeeooeo•oooeo•ooaooooeoeoo••eeoeeoooooeooeeooeoe•eeeoe•o•oooeeeo•oe•e • oeeeeeooe OFFICE SUITE AVAILABLE 1 Ig window kitchen and reception area adjacent to parking structure on So. Beverly Drive $950 310.278.0431 I I You've gotta have the "Laughing Times!" Monthly publication with i I the BEST cartoons and humor columns anywl',erel i I I j Sample issue only $1.00! , i POB 162429, Dept. BHW, Sacramento, CA 95816 o.,.. o mushroom were served over zucchini, carrot, squash julienne with a teriyaki sauce. The Manicotti di Ricotta e Spinaci Gratinati: 4 stuffed manicotti with Spinach, eggplant, ricotta, herbs in a sundried tomato sauce ($11.95) could serve two. My favorite dish was the Farfaile Alia Salmon: bowtie pasta, fresh salmon, broccoli in a light cream sauce ($10.95). The not-too-heavy cream sauce enhanced the flavors of the fresh fish and vegetables. The grilled salmon fillet ($14.95) was outstanding. Fresh fish cooked to perfection (a word I don't use lightly), in a delicious lemon dill butter sauce. My companion loved the fish spe- cial: grilled Chilean sea bass served with a cucumber, sour cream and dill sauce ($16.95). Once again we enjoyed the presentation, the fish along side a warm vegetable ratatouille and mashed potatoes. All the beverages are Kosher. We sampled the house Cabemet Sauvignon: 1997 Baron Herzog ($5/glass). I was surprised to notice the available Kosher beer: Corona, Heineken, Samuel Adams, etc. Save room for the dessert! There are a variety of cakes available for viewing on the dessert tray selection ($4.50/slice). The desserts are prepared on premise by a four star pastry chef. The tiramisu is an impressive show piece. I felt that this dessert was geared towards the younger patrons. I prefer my tiramisu more condensed and layered with brandy. We could not taste any brandy in this ver- sion. I recommend the creamy cheesecake, airy and light. I was impressed by the well-mannered and seasoned waiters, and the beauti- ful food preparation and presentation. While the restaurant is known for the Italian cuisine, I will continue to patronize Milk 'n Honey for the superb fish cre- ations, and the elegant family dining. 8837 West Pico Blvd. 310.858.8850 -- Yaelle Shaphir BEVERLY HILLS WEEKLY HOMELESS ET OF THE WEEK February 3-9, 2000 • 15