Wagyu Steak, Braised Beef Cheek and One-Year Aged Acquerello Risotto at Al Bacio

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In the heart of Los Angeles, there’s a new little bistro that if you blink, you’ll literally miss the entrance. In Italian, al bacio means to do something in an exquisite fashion. Like it’s namesake, Al Bacio Ristorante delivers on that promise. Formerly occupied by the restaurant Osteria Drago, the space has now been replaced with the upscale Italian eatery.

Foodbeast was fortunate to get an invite the night before the grand opening. Complete with a delicious menu and some great drinks, this was a very mouth-watering adventure. Check out the pics below (though not recommended on an empty stomach.)

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Appetizers and Drinks

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Burrata Cheese, EVO Oil Candied Tomato & Black Label San Daniele

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Started off the tasting with this beauty. Had to make sure to get every item on the plate onto the fork to really get the complete flavors. The Burrata cheese is what pulled this dish together.

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Orecchiette Pasta, Sausage and Rapini Sauce

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The tartness of the pasta and sauce and the flavors from the sausage really balanced out this dish. Wish there was more sausage, but who am I to complain?

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One-Year Aged Acquerello Risotto with Quail-Braised Ragu

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The risotto was super creamy and rich with favor. I thoroughly enjoyed it, down to the very last grain of rice.

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Wagyu New York Steak and Braised Beef Cheek

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The braised beef cheek fell apart in my mouth and the Wagyu strip was beyond flavorful thanks to the red wine sauce. This dish was the highlight of the tasting.

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Rum Baba, White Truffle Foam with Raspberry

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Light and sweet, this was a great contrast to the steak dish that ended the main course.

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Tiramisu: Ladyfingers, Mascarpone cream, Cocoa, Bacio Gelato

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Big tiramisu fan. Was very please with this. Super stuffed at this point but I soldiered through.

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Lemon Sorbet

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Gone in one bite. Not sorry.

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Al Bacio Ristorante

8741 Sunset Blvd.

West Hollywood, CA 90069



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