Last month, Urban Palate and Just Add Wine hosted an intimate tasting in Urban Palate’s DTLA studio to showcase creations that haven’t even hit their menus yet! The afternoon was spent over wine (obviously), 3 hours of yummy indulgence, and a hilarious mix of oh-too-real wedding talk with some old and new friendors (Hello Gem Events, XOXO Wed, PS Plans, and Dana and Clare from Marvimon)! Thank you ladies for giving us a mid-wedding season breather, Urban Palate for your absolutely gorgeous and tasty creations, and Just Add Wine for introducing us to your new concept!

REASONS THAT WE LOVE Urban Palate… this menu was custom created with seasonal flavors and that is 100% spot on after realizing that this is their signature style.  I particularly loved that the selections were thoughtfully curated with a refreshing spin with culturally diverse flavors. Honestly, the whole experience was absolutely divine! Check out their menu that they created for us below!

REASONS THAT WE LOVE  Just Add Wine… Dana has been a friend of ours for what I can’t believe is years now, but her intoxicating personality is reflected into an abundance of grazing deliciousness brought to your door. Her new concepts focuses on charcuteries and small plates perfect for small or larger events. Seriously, all o you have to do is “just add wine!”

 

 

From Marseille to Manila

 

Urban Palate Tasting Downtown LA

Urban Palate Tasting Downtown LA

Charcuterie Plate by Just Add Wine

Appetizers

Urban Palate Tasting Downtown LA

seared cod slider, green papaya slaw, asian chive aioli (left)

grilled singapore duck satay, coconut peanut sauce (right)

Urban Palate Tasting Downtown LA

chanterelle and asparagus lumpia, truffle cheese (left)

pissaladière tart, caramelized shallots, nuoc cham, holy basil (right)

 

Amuse-bouche + Salad

Urban Palate Tasting Downtown LA

dungeness crab cocktail, green curry, heirloom tomato, crispy shallots (left)

baby lettuces, grilled apricot, crushed pistachio, burrata, burmese lime vinaigrette (right)

 

Entrées

Urban Palate Tasting Downtown LA

grilled adobo flat iron steak, watermelon pluot, purple yam fries

Urban Palate Tasting Downtown LA

thai bouillabaisse – red curry, coconut milk, lobster, branzino, clams, mussels, squid, purple basil aioli

Urban Palate Tasting Downtown LA

summer ratatouille – baby eggplant, heirloom squash, mini peppers, mint, fresno chile, holy basil oil (left)

sautéed amaranth, garlic, sesame oil, hazelnuts (right)

 

Dessert

Urban Palate Tasting Downtown LA

roasted peach tart, thai basil, walnut frangipane, ginger blackberry crème fraîche (pictured)

arborio rice “champurrado”, dark chocolate, bing cherries, salted caramel whipped cream, sable cookies (not pictured)

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Photography: Joanne Pio Photography

Catering & Host: Urban Palate

Charcuterie Plate & Host: Just Add Wine

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