More than 20 courses of inspired Jose Andres bites with Iberico ham, caviar, oysters and more served in a beautiful back room at The Bazaar. The only flash here is on the plate, where carrots aren’t really carrots and magic transforms black eggs, cod and cheesesteaks. It all comes at a pretty price: tasting menus start at $120 per person for 22 courses and ratchet up to $160 for 29 courses. Add in the wine pairing for $100 more, and you’re in for quite a night.
30 Under 30 winner, chef Miles Thompson is doing something similar, albeit on a much smaller scale, in tune with his Echo Park locale. He recently moved his menu format to tastings only (except at the bar). Things like gnochetti with wood pigeon ragù, octopus confit or flat-iron steak with kiwi and pumpkin seed oil fill out the menu, which is priced at $45 per person for four courses and $60 for five. It’s a much more affordable option.