so i flew down sunset blvd not exactly knowing where ayc was located, but once i made a left onto echo park blvd, i figured out ayc had taken over restaurant 15. although the exterior looks the same, ayc has changed the interior considerably, taking the dark walls and infusing it with color and even a hokusai inspired art piece at the other end of their dining area. interesting.
the arancini. deep fried risotto balls served on tomatillo salsa. i liked this one and loved the crunchy texture inside and outside of the balls...mmm....crunchy balls :0 a hit.
polenta disks with gorgonzola and greens. EXTREMELY BLAND. skip
merguez sausage with smoked corn succotash. i found the sausage to be a tad overcooked, but the flavors were strong in a good way. i enjoyed this dish and would order it again...methinks perfect if paired with beer. a hit.
thanks tony for the invite and it was my pleasure to yak and eat with you, daily gluttony, weezermonkey, and your lovely wife (lucky bastard). till we eat again.
Allston Yacht Club
1320 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026
verdict: tasty, try it!