10 Great LA Dishes and Drinks Prepared Tableside
In this time of cell phones and selfies at the dinner table, a time where Instagramming a dish is almost more important than eating it, getting someone’s attention at the table isn’t easy. But a cook making a Caesar salad from scratch right in front of you, or flambéeing bananas in a hot pan at the table for dessert, is always a showstopper. Tableside service is an art form, and thankfully not a dying tradition in LA. It takes skill and style — the person doing the cooking, slicing or tossing really has to like interacting with people — and it’s always a pleasure to watch, especially when you’ve got time to linger and enjoy a full meal from beginning to end. Here are 10 tableside dishes and drinks not to miss around Los Angeles now.