Per our bosses suggestion, Lisa and I headed out for dinner on the first night to Gjelina in Venice Beach. We had actually walked by it on our stroll down Abbott Kinney earlier that day and it had definitely caught our eye...natural wood paneling on the outside, no sign, and a bunch of pretty chic locals hanging out outside... The first night we dined on Grilled Russian Kale with Yogurt Dressing & Toasted Hazelnuts, Roasted Acorn Squash with Hazelnut Brown Butter & Rosemary..and one of the most dreamy dishes I have ever put in my mouth...the Maitake Mushroom Toast with Creme Fraiche & Truffle Oil (pictured above). OMG. I am not even a big mushroom gal and wow. We actually ended up heading back again the next night! If you ever find yourself in LA, a trip to Gjelina will not disappoint.
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