By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos by Sandy Zimmerman)
Executive Chef/ Partner Brandon Boudet explained, “We like to refer to our cuisine as Updated Italian American food. Little Doms definitely has its Italian influence.
We have a wonderful wood burning oven which gets up to 800 degrees, a great tool to roast anything from meats to pizzas to something as simple as a prawn. It roasts so quickly just in a snap of a finger it is done.
One of the favorites are the classic Rice Balls appetizer with white wine, risotto, mushrooms and fish mozzarella rolled into balls and deep fried.
We make all of our own pastas. The most popular item is definitely our spaghetti and meat balls. It is kinda’ our ode to old school Italian American food bringing it back using all the best possible ingredients to create the best possible spaghetti and meat balls.
I have a love affair with meat balls and always try to incorporate different ones. The meat balls are made from anything we can get our hands on. Our lamb meat balls are mixed with onions, celery, garlic and parsley then marinated with heirloom tomatoes and cucumber yogurt.
We serve the Little Neck Clams roasted in their shells, a simple way to taste the true greatness of those clams by putting them in an 800 degree wood oven. They are sprinkled with a little bit of lemon and white wine to give it a little steam in the skillet as they pop open. Once they are open we serve them with clarified butter mixed with oregano and crushed red pepper.”
Little Doms is in an artsy community 10 minutes from Hollywood, just a walk to Griffith Park and the Greek Theater. You can dine and walk to see the play.
Little Dom’s, 2128 Hillhurst Avenue, Los Angeles, (323)-661-0066. www.littledoms.com
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