This past weekend my friends took me to Mixology 101 at The Grove to celebrate my birthday. OMG, I just love the gorgeous outdoor seating area, perfect to dine while enjoying the nice Los Angeles weather and have delicious food and drinks.
Mixology is a bar/lounge located on the 2nd floor of the Grove, just next to Buca di Beppo, and a few steps away from the Farmer's Market. The best part is that due to its location, you can also enjoy wonderful views while sipping on some delicious drinks and snacking on appetizers. Mixology has both indoor and outdoor seating.
The restaurant atmosphere, vibes and music are great. The location is perfect and it is a great place to come hangout after a day of shopping or just to chill with friends.
We tried a lot of things on the menu. Since I am trying to follow a Ketogenic way of eating, I asked for some modifications and they were happy to accommodate my requests. My friends eat the rest and we even had some few things to take home to our families at the end of the day.
Chicken thighs, soy sauce, lemon zest, mirin, garlic, togorashi
Make sure to get the lemon on the chicken and dip on the sauce for a better experience. Great to pair with an order of fries.
Bacon, brown sugar, maple syrup, luxardo cherry
I ordered the bacon without the sugar, and it was a great keto option.
Avocado, heirloom cherry tomato, watermelon radish, radish sprouts, seeded bread
This was very delicious. I had some of the avocado without the toast, to make it keto
Shrimp, piquillo peppers, pickled onion, watercress, radish, aji verde, seeded bread.
If you are on Keto, just eat the shrimp.
"MEAT ME AT THE BAR"
Mortadella, beef bresaola, salami, parmesan, artichoke bruschetta, aji verde sauce, bread
Skip the bread and you have a great keto option here
"TAKE A DIP"
Smashed avocado, heirloom cherry tomatoes, cilantro flower, yellow corn, tortilla chips
I had the avocado and skipped the yellow corn and tortillas to keep it keto.
"ROOTING FOR YOU"
Fingerling potato, sunchokes, pork belly, goat cheese, smoked sea salt, pecorino cheese, radish sprout.
Underneath the potatoes are chucks of pork belly, perfect for those on Keto.
Veal, pork, house-made ricotta, sourdough, aji verde sauce, chili oil, sourdough bread.
PINYIN RICE BOWL
Pork belly, bamboo rice, sesame oil, celery sprouts, black garlic, chile de arbol, piquillo peppers, green onions.
OMG the pork belly is delicious. Perfect for those on Keto
Roasted belly porchetta, caramelized onion, garlic mayonnaise, watercress, served on a brioche bun.
I just eat the porchetta and skipped the bun to keep it keto
ANCHO REYES HANGAR
8-oz. Hangar steak, roasted heirloom cherry tomato, tomatillo salsa, cilantro flower & fingerling potatoes
If you are on Keto, go ahead and enjoy the juicy delicious meat.
Maple glazed Brussels sprouts, red wine vinegar, radish sprouts
You can ask for them without the maple to avoid some carbs if you are on keto.
Fried chicken, pickled cabbage, soy sauce & thousand island dressing, served on a brioche bun
I didn't have this one, but if friends said it was really good.
Off course my birthday celebration was not complete without some drinks. I chose champagne because it does not have that many carbs. My friends were able to enjoy the other delicious drinks Mixology 101 has to offer.
Appleton 12 year rum, kirk & sweeny rum, dark horse cabernet sauvignon, crème de pêche, framboise, orange juice & honey syrup
Pasote reposada tequila, passion fruit syrup, agave syrup, lime juice & pomegranate juice.
Stoli vanil vodka, elderflower, lime juice, honey juice & jalapeño
Grey goose la poire vodka, lemon juice, honey syrup, pear purée, apple juice & lemon grass
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Los Angeles, CA 90036