To celebrate the launch of Kitchensurfing Los Angeles, we gave away a dinner for 4 with a Kitchensurfing chef every single day during the month of October.
To give you a taste, here are our favorite dishes from each day’s dinner. Get inspired:
October 1: Spicy tempura cauliflower, tossed in Frank’s Red Hot.
October 2: Spanish pear salad with radicchio, arugula, candied nuts, crispy shallots, quince-manchego vinaigrette.
October 3: Citrus-poached prawns served over watermelon gazpacho with charred lemon and toasted baguette.
October 4: Pistachio pesto lamb with seasonal risotto, ribboned vegetables.
October 5: Malaysian pork belly with Japanese potato mash, ong choy, Thai peppers, fresh baby corn.
October 6: Grilled octopus with frisée, caper-raisin purée, almonds, roasted fingerlings.
October 7: Rusted plum crostata with raspberries, unsweetened cream.
October 8: Lobster and butternut squash ravioli with Pernod, vanilla.
October 9: Chamomile-brined grilled Cornish hens with cauliflower purée, charred broccolini.
October 10: Garam masala-glazed doughnut with Turkish urfa pepper.
October 11: Orzo with roasted butternut squash, mascarpone cream.
October 12: Sushi-grade halibut broiled with butter and breadcrumbs, with mushroom and caramelized quinoa, asparagus.
October 13: Crispy chorizo with pomegranate, chicory.
October 14: Cake pudding (it’s like bread pudding, but cake).
October 15: Lamb carpaccio, smoked tomato emulsion, caperberry, Picholine olive.
October 16: Mixed seafood ceviche with chili, onion, garlic, tomato, passionfruit.
October 17: Chicken and olive tagine with preserved lemon.
October 18: Rosemary-olive oil polenta cake with peach-walnut compote, brandy cream, Turkish urfa pepper.
October 19: Gnocchi with braised short rib, carrot, onion.
October 20: Chocolate tart with homemade shortbread, Silverlake farmers’ market berries, light vanilla cream.
October 21: Coffee, chipotle, and wine-braised short rib over cheddar-chive grits, sautéed collards, Asian pickled red cabbage.
October 22: Shrimp, Anson Mills grits, smoked tomato, corn fritter, andouille vinaigrette.
October 23: Valrhona chocolate mousse with vanilla cream.
October 24: Braised brisket pot roast with heirloom vegetables, horseradish cream, red onion jam.
October 25: Scallopini di pollo with white wine-caper sauce, sautéed escarole.
October 26: Heirloom carrot salad with baby lettuces, tri-color carrot ribbons, ruby red apple vinaigrette.
October 27: Vegan broccoli and herb soup with crispy kale chips.
October 28: Peach balsamic-glazed pork chop with cherry and apricot chutney, bamboo rice.
October 29: Chermoula-roasted sea bass, plantain chips, mango couscous.
October 30: Pavlova with lemon curd, farmers’ market fruit, vanilla cream.
October 31: Chef’s charcuterie selection with smoked and cured sausages, quail eggs, local cheese, artisan breads.
See something you like? There’s a lot more where that came from. Now, let’s find you a chef.
Or, check out our list of The First 100 Meals in the Life of Kitchensurfing.