Not matter what the temperature says, autumn has officially arrived. While it may not feel like it, it can certainly taste like it. Melrose Avenue restaurants are the place to go if you’re into seasonal ingredients, clever flavor combos, and a total sense of satisfaction after a meal.
Check out these offerings that celebrate the flavors of the season.
Eggplant is a ridiculously flexible fruit (yes, fruit) with a distinct flavor and texture that is exploited to its rustic fullest in this dish at Auburn. The eggplant is charred in the hearth and served with puffed grains, black garlic, almonds, and onion essence.
6703 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90038
No way we’re skipping dessert. If you like your fall flavors frozen, take a look at Cold Rolled’s monument to cool fall nights. S’more Tonight has a s’more base, chocolate drizzle, crushed graham cracker, and a for-real toasted marshmallow.
COLD ROLLED ICE CREAM
7266 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
This is most definitely apple season. A simple, elegant, and dizzingly delicious way to enjoy the fall fruit is at La Chouquette. This tarte aux pommes has a perfectly crisp, buttery crust to hold the abundant, perfectly sweet apple slices.
7350 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
We’re fully enjoying the Pizza Renaissance™ here on Melrose. If you do it right, as LN2 does, you can create magic. Like this duck confit pizza with employs rich fall flavors like butternut squash, basil, goat cheese, and roasted plum hoisin.
7212 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046
Once you see Severance’s jaw-dropping menu, you won’t be able let this dish rest as your meal (but you can): brussels sprouts (3x cooked) with pomegranate molasses, shaved parmigiana, and a garlic aioli.
7274 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles 90046