Mmmmonday: Crushing on Rick Bayless and Red O
Seriously. Not kidding. I am a happily married woman, but gotta admit to a foodie-crush on the master of Latin cooking with a fresh twist! Rick Bayless is the man! And, his restaurant, Red O, is the best experience of amazing food and equally amazing ambiance.
Sam and I had a whirlwind of a weekend roadtrip down to Los Angeles to create a fabulous Morroccan influenced bridal shower for my sissy. The shower was fabulous and went off without a hitch, but I must say that after a long trek on Friday riddled with traffic, it was so nice to be whisked off to Red O for a little ocular and tastebud sensation! I am so excited to share with you guys about this place. So special!
Come on inside 🙂
The perfect cocktail of a jalapeno laced margarita was a beautiful way to watch the sky change color through the uniquely tented ceiling. Enchanting!!
Now time for the grub. I literally cannot say enough about the cuisine at Red O. It is such a special menu.
We chose to start the evening with one of the crazy creative gaucamole creations.
Introducing Macha Guacamole: Arbol chiles, roasted garlic, tomatoes, onion & toasted peanuts
Since we were a happy group of 8, we decided to order almost tapas style….because we could not resist all the appetizer selections. Two words: vast and delicious!
I loved the texture and the subtle sweetness of this rice. It paired perfectly with our seafood selections. Oh, and the CHEESE!