Last Friday my friend and I headed to The Fat Cow for dinner and drinks. We had been wanting to try this restaurant for a while, because 1) the name is hilarious, and 2) we’re huge Gordon Ramsay fans. The Fat Cow is Gordon Ramsay’s latest foray into the LA restaurant scene and opened this past October at The Grove.
The Fat Cow is a casual spot with a warm ambiance and an industrial aesthetic, making it a perfect place to dine with family and friends.
Executive chef Mathew Woolf prepared an unbelievable meal, giving us a taste of the best dishes the restaurant has to offer. Our meal was a combination of dishes from the regular menu, The Fat Cow Grazing Menu, and the “Beer ‘N’ Bangers” menu.
The Fat Cow Grazing Menu is a three-course set menu that allows you to choose one appetizer, entrée, and dessert. “Beer ‘N’ Bangers” is a newly launched three-course price-fixed menu of beer-inspired dishes, and each dish comes with a bottle of craft beer. This event is held once a month on Wednesdays. I will definitely be coming back to try this soon!
Now, let the meal begin. First up was a beer and cheddar soup, made with pilsner, jalapeno, smoky bacon and aged cheddar cheese. The flavors were great!
Our second course was squash blossoms filled with ricotta, corn, and pine nut vinaigrette. I never had squash blossoms before and it was one of my favorite parts of the meal.
Our third course was the grilled shrimp with bacon, habanero, and tomato. I am normally not a fan of spicy foods but the habanero was absolutely delicious and just right in terms of spiciness.
Our fourth course and last appetizer was the crispy chicken oysters served with aoli sauce. Compared to the other dishes these were not my favorite, but I loved the way they were served.
We were then treated to one of The Fat Cow’s cocktails, the pineapple pimm’s cup, which is a combination of pimm’s no.1, spiced rum, pineapple juice and simple syrup. I’m used to having pimm’s with lemonade, but it was amazing with pineapple juice!
Our fifth course and first entrée was the salmon miso with blood orange and bok choy salad. If I wasn’t already stuffed I would have eaten the whole thing!
Our sixth course (yes, it keeps on coming!) was the duck sausage with mustard glaze and mashed potato. It was awesome!
Our seventh course and final entrée was the root beer-glazed short ribs with cheddar polenta and pickled onions. Chef Woolf really saved the best for last! This dish was amazing and so beautiful to look at.
Now to my favorite part of the meal: dessert from the Moo Bar (aren’t these names great?!). Unfortunately, we were so full by this point that we couldn’t really appreciate what was put in front of us. From clockwise, we have a meringue, chocolate bar, peanut butter banana cake, sticky toffee pudding, and a cookie milk ice cream sundae. Whew.
My favorite dessert was hands down the sticky toffee pudding. I may or may not have eaten the leftover pudding for breakfast the next morning.
All in all, this was truly a meal to remember. The dishes and cocktails were fantastic, and the staff was attentive, friendly, and welcoming.
With the top button of our jeans undone and our stomachs bursting, we headed home, definitely feeling like fat cows.
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