If you live in any city you likely have a local restaurant or probably even several. How lucky am I that the one in my hood, in fact right on my corner, happens to be one of LA’s hottest eateries. That’s right, I’m talking about the LA Weekly, “Best New Restaurant” winner, Terrine. This rustic, French inspired slice of heaven is like nothing I’ve ever experienced. Chef, Kris Morningstar and his team of culinary artists are all so creative, you can tell they aim to take you on a journey through their unique menu. The pairing of ingredients and flavor combinations are so fresh, not JUST said ingredients but the ideas behind them as well. This is not your typical Brasserie, it’s so so so much more.

I stopped in for brunch last week, as I usually do on any given Sunday and ordered two of my faves and one newbie. There’s so much goodness on that menu that I thought I should branch out a bit. I started with a beautiful glass of sparkling rosé, followed by everyone’s go-to, THE avocado toast, it’s out of control delish, you really must try it! For the main course, I shared Eggs In Purgatory (which is a version of baked eggs) and a roasted turkey salad. All were absolute perfection. My other musts on the menu are the summer corn & shrimp pancake and the pickle brine fried chicken & grits…whaaaaaat?! I know, it’s crazy. Basically just get in your car and go there right now. Oh and they also have Birthday cake for dessert, with a candle, even when it’s not your actual Birthday. I’m sorry but I love that.

Terrine is such a great experience for any meal of the day or even just drinks. The outdoor patio and pretty mirrored dining room both make for a very romantic setting, so plan your next date with that someone special and book your reservations (here). You won’t be sorry, it’s incredible. Enjoy! I also want to wish my friends at Terrine a very HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Today marks one year of this fabulous restaurant! Congrats and keep it up…especially that avocado toast! 😉

Photos by Rebecca Pimm.

This post was written while listening to “Girl From Ipanema” by Astrud Gilberto & Stan Getz.

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