Lucques (West Hollywood)

8474 Melrose, Los Angeles
Chef and Owner: Suzanne Goin

"Weathered brick, exposed wood beams, a prominent, wood-burning fireplace, a cozy bar and a lovely canvas-draped patio all create a homey, upscale vibe." (LA Citysearch)

We sat in the cozy canvas-draped patio of the restaurant with free-standing trees and vines growing along the walls. Our meal began with crusty Italian bread, salty Tuscan olives with coarse salt for dippingThe "Sunday Supper" Menu:
Here is the dandelion and kabocha squash salad w/ roasted dates, bacon, and spiced pepitas
I had the baked local swordfish with couscous, green harissa, pomegranate, and pine nut tarator

Tony had the grilled lamb skewers (which was a rosemary stem...good tip for cooking!) with swiss chard bread pudding, goat cheese, black olives and fried chickpeas For dessert, we each had the yogurt sherbert with persimmon compote and sesame brittle. It was a bit too sweet for us, but still delicious!