(EXPERIENCE MAGAZINE) — Manhattan Beach, CA — The Experience Magazine was invited to the Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach for their dineLA Dinner Menu. This is the zinc@shade lounge. It’s a craft kitchen with chef De Cuisine Graham Norton at the helm.
Graham has been busy for the last year elevating the menu into something new. He sure has made a great menu for dineLA.
When we arrived, we asked to watch the Grammys instead of the football that was on and they were very kind to accommodate. The service is top notch at Zinc, the restaurant. We started out with a signature vodka artisan cocktail. For our first course we had the roasted squash and quinoa salad which got the palette going for our main course. The main was the seared saffron salmon which was made to order to our liking. Chef Norton explained that they will be converting to wild instead of the farm raised which was served for the dine L.A. dinner menu. Chef Norton expertly combines flavors to make a delicious meal.
For our dessert we had the flourless chocolate cake with caramel and fresh strawberry and whipped cream. The dinner was served with a wine pairing and we got to choose the one we liked after a tasting of the ones being served. Chef Graham Norton spoke to us about his process for dine L.A. and explained some of the ingredients and tastes of his great dine L.A dinner menu.
We will most likely go back to try out his regular menu soon. Check out zinc@shade in Manhattan Beach. This is a great spot for cocktails, they have global fare and a beautiful roof deck.