The Bazaar: It's a four-star experience
If you follow the culinary travels of Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila, you know that four-star reviews are almost unheard of. (Check out this list of our top-rated restaurants of the last five years, and you'll see that her last four-star review came in 2005.)
Well, move over Joel Robuchon. You've got four-star company. Here's how Virbila starts this week's review:
Olives that flood your mouth with flavor. A foie gras lollipop wrapped in cotton candy. The definitive shrimp with garlic. Innocent-looking bites that shoot smoke out of your nostrils.
How to describe the experience at the Bazaar by José Andrés in the new SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills? Fellini-esque, a gastronomical circus, a flirtation with the flavors and soul of Spain?
Los Angeles has never seen anything remotely like this exciting restaurant from Spanish chef José Andrés.
And the video is must see.