No, Not Bone Marrow WITH Curry Sauce …
Your DBF (DeathbedFood) Blogger was out on the scene yesterday sampling treats from Chef Sang Yoon in Culver City, CA – at two of his key establishments in LA (Father’s Office and the newer Lukshon). I wish we had scented, tasting blogs … if so, you’d understand. All I can say is that Lukshon’s curry is to noodles as the Mona Lisa is to Versailles … or as the pyramids are to Egypt perhaps. WOW. Brought tears to my eyes in a good way.
LA Weekly gushed that it is Yoon’s most completely realized concept yet, an edgy, grown-up restaurant serving an Asian-ized, farm centered, technique-oriented small-plates menu, very much on the path blazed by places like Animal, Lazy Ox and Red Medicine: the new taste of Los Angeles cuisine.” After tasting just the Curry Noodles, I agree!
I’ve been a fan of Sang Yoon for awhile because of his Father’s Office restaurant. His genius was in taking his high-end culinary training into casual fare. Having worked with some of the world’s best chefs including Joel Rubichon, he was the former executive chef at Michael’s in LA before starting Father’s Office. To say he has buzz in the culinary world is an understatement: LA.Eater.com said he competes with the likes of David Chang and Daniel Boulud said Yoon is the “superstar of Los Angeles casual dining.”
We also stopped by Father’s Office (known as “F.O.” to regulars). Instead of their famous burger, I decided to try the “Bone Marrow with Toast” since I knew that it is reputed to be Anthony Bourdain’s “Death Row” meal.
So, is it on my DeathbedFood list? Let’s just say … I think it’s an acquired taste. It reminded me of foie gras which is not one of my favorite things either. Maybe that’s because it’s mostly served warm in the U.S. when, according to Chef Thomas Keller in his French Laundry cookbook, it’s best served cold?
Maybe next time, I’ll go back for the F.O. burger – after all, it certainly has a cult following as shown in this video. Keep up the good work Team Yoon!