Food Fashion and Flow: Acabar (LV's LA)   

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Acabar (LV's LA)

I like beautiful places and gorgeous spaces. What if I told you that hidden behind a golden door in Hollywood is a Mediterranean oasis.
 Acabar is a swanky Mediterranean restaurant that occupies the space where Dar Maghreb used to be. Opulent and sexy, this spot transports you to another place. Nights over Egypt is a great way to describe the ambiance.The Moroccan decor is so stunning that you will forget you are in Hollywood and feel like you have arrived on the Hot Sands of North Africa.

 Behind this gold door, is some amazing eye candy

 We were greeted by these candles and rose petals in an open roof atrium surrounded by a fire pit. Absolutely stunning to look at.


And of course I had to get dolled up for the occasion:-) And since this is a birthday celebration, that calls for a little glam and elegance. Queen for a day. Or in my case, Queen for the month of July! This is birthday celebration #2 :-)

 It is not often that I have an occasion to wear a dress with a train, but since I am Queen for the day. Why not?


My  friends and I loved the ambiance

three the hard way:-) I love these ladies!

It was dusk when we arrived, but as the sun went down, the vibe in this place got really sexy

And this is what I mean...

Roses, candles, fire pit, sexy sexy sexy

 Every  detail is ornate and beautiful

Acabar is perfect for the Shah that wants to "Rock the Casbah"


If you like glamorous opulent settings, this is definitely
 the perfect place.

Every detail is awe inspiring. If you appreciate and admire beautiful things and I definitely do. How about you?
We started with the infamous "Porn Bread" yes, this is actually called Porn Bread, which is a playful and seductive twist on cornbread. This delicious bread is accented with corn, jalapeno and bacon and chock full of flavor. Slathered with whipped honey  butter, this is absolutely scrumptious. The phallic shape of the bread and even the way it is served sliding out of a cylinder, is playful and seductive.

 The food at Acabar is meant to be shared, so be sure to order lots of different things. Everything we tasted was delicious and had layers and layers of complex flavor. The Zuchinni blossoms with tomato and preserved lemon were fragrant and delicious.

 This photo does not do this dish any justice. This caramelized cauliflower with pickled peppers was an absolutely refreshingly different way to eat cauliflower.

 The braised lamb with couscous, was  delicious and fall off the bone tender. The other dish that we really enjoyed was the Shrimp toasts with rock shrimp, quail egg and Thai basil. Some of my photos did not come out clear because the flash on my camera wasn't on at first.


The Boneless chicken wings are served with green chickpeas, quinoa falafel, charred dates and walnut Tahini. These wings are succulent and layered with so much flavor and they marry well with all of the other dishes. Definitely try the chicken wings if you are the type of person that is nervous about trying different foods. These yummy wings are a great dish to try and a safe place to start

The drinks at Acabar are exotic and full of potent liquors, but my friends and I decided to have a mocktail and the bartender happily obliged and created a special birthday libation for me. This drink was refreshingly tart, but very fruity with grenadine, OJ, sparkling water and a hint of pineapple


Happy!

The lounge oozes with the kind of vibe that makes you feel like you are dreaming an Arabian Nights fantasy, but you are not sleeping. I guarantee that all five of your senses will be engaged.

 luxe, warm and inviting.

 Happy Birthday to me!


I tried the goat cheese cheesecake with lavender ice cream. The cheesecake was light and fluffy and the lavender ice cream that co-starred with the cheesecake was absolutely sublime. Ice Cream flavored with flowers is very common in Mediterranean ice creams and sorbets. Rosewater and Orange blossom have always been favorites of mine, but this lavender ice cream is pretty delicious as well.

 This dessert was such a treat for my taste buds. I was very curious about what a cheesecake made with goat cheese would taste like and it was tasty, but the texture is different than traditional cheesecake and it had a hint of sweetness, but wasn't over-the-top sweet

 My girls made me feel like a true VIP for my birthday dinner:-)

 Reflecting on a great evening. A beautiful environment is such a great way to enjoy life and lift your spirits. Enjoying unique restaurants is truly one of my passions.
This is the perfect place for a girls night out, an evening among friends and the cozy lounge and soft candle light make this the perfect date night destination
Acabar
1510 N. Stanley Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046 
323-876-1400

15 comments:

Glenda said...

Note to self: Don't look at LV's blog when you're extremely hungry.

Now, on to other things. I can't believe you simply tempted us with your outfit. Boooo, I wanted to see the entire look. From what I can see, it looks stunning!

Beauty said...

Wow! Beautiful spaces and yummy food. I can tell you had so much fun. Happy Birthday wishes..

High Heels & Good Meals! said...

Looks like you had a wonderful birthday dinner! This place looks amazing and you looked beautiful. The porn bread looked delicious! :)

francesca romana capizzi said...

Why I can't find similar places in rome too, I have to go back to LA asap!

Kizzy Von Doll said...

This looks really wonderful...am glad you had a great time xx

Cheryl van den Berg said...

Both the food and the bangs look great. Happy celebrating!

Because Shanna Said So said...

Wow!! This place looks magical, sexy and so mysterious! What a cool experience. You seem to go and frequent some of the most amazing locations!

sheisobsessed said...

OH MY GOODNES......THIS PLACE IS AMAZING..I CAN'T BELIEVE THEY HAVE RESTAURANTS THAT LOOK LIKE THIS...THE AMBIANCE ...OH MY..YOU MADE ME FEEL LIKE I WAS THERE RIGHT ALONG WITH YOU. THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS POST...YOU JUST LIFTED MY SPIRITS...THIS PLACE LOOKS LIKE PALACE...I WILL DEFINITELY HAVE TO VISIT WHEN I MOVE TO CALIFORNIA! GREAT POST...REALLY A GREAT POST. YOU CAPTURED THE VERY ESSENCE OF THAT PLACE :)

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sheisobsessed said...

OH AND BELATED..HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GURLIE

Mrs. Pancakes said...

Everything looks amazing and you looked gorgeous!! Hope your bday celebrations have all been amazing!!

xoxo Kellz* said...

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Gaby Dob said...

Your pictures are great! Amazing interior design!
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Kat asecondglance said...

This restaurant looks like a tantalizing delight for all the senses. Like stepping into an alternate universe for a evening. Fantastic ambiance enhances the flavour of the food too, doesn't it? What a great group of friends you have! I'm positively drooling over the food photos.

Kat asecondglance said...

SIlly me, a long comment and I completely neglected to say: 1) HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! 2) I'm guessing this is the outfit people have been wanting to see in detail, and if so, me too me too!

Vicky Perperidou said...

hey sweetheart!

such a lovely post! love your style and your outfits!

i think that are outfits look really similar!

i would love to stay in touch with you! We can also
cooperate in the near future!

love
Vicky

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