Outstanding In The Field is a nomadic traveling restaurant that uses the land as its venue. Almost all of the ingredients used are local and often the meals are prepared by a celebrated chef of the region it is traveling to. You then dine communally and celebrate the land and origin of the food you are eating!
I have been wanting to dine at one of these events for some time and noticed that Outstanding In The Field will be touring California over the next couple of months. Anyone want to go with me? Its a bit pricey at $220 per person, but it will be an experience that we will never forget. It would be so fun for a group of us to get together and go. And think of all of the interesting characters we will meet!!! Check out the fall schedule… who is in??
No cooking for me tonight as me and some work peeps checked out this Korean B.B.Q. joint called Palsaik Samgyeopsal. Get this… it’s all pork belly!!! Holy crap it was so good. Believe it or not, while we view pork belly and bacon as something that is not so good for us, their theory is that it has a ton of health benefits like magically clears the skin, protects the liver, detoxifies the lungs, even cleanses the system of cholesterol according to Jonathan Gold. So all of you health nuts out there, I say eat up!
The food was amazing… we especially loved the bean sauce and the sesame oil and salt dipping sauce. The pork belly is marinated in 8 different potions and then grilled Korean B.B.Q. style until crispy and delicious. They do most everything for you, so it is less intimidating than other places. My favorites were the miso and the curry. You then wrap the pork belly in lettuce and top with the bean sauce, raw garlic, and other yummy traditional Korean fixin’s.
The other really cool thing about this place was the modern decor. There were drawers in every table with silverware, bottle openers, chop sticks, and napkins. The seats were actually metal trash cans with padded tops so you can store your things in without them getting all smoky and stinky, which i think is genius. Def not your run of the mill K-town B.B.Q. joint. One other wonderful thing to mention is that we fed four people with beer for under $70, and the way we drink, that seems virtually unheard of!
I highly recommend this joint for a food adventure. The staff was so awesome and they brought us out a slab of bacon from their secret menu:) I can’t wait to go back! 863 S. Western Ave., Koreatown