May 21, 2011 – Los Angeles
l'ange renégat finished “NOIR”, a ten-course menu prepared by recycling items (and adding a contemporary spin) from defunct Hollywood culinary icons such as Chasen's, Nickodell's, and the Brown Derby (to name but a few). Guests were invited to interpret the dress code, “film noir”, to their liking, and we were excited with unique and original outfits that were conspired and revealed at the dinner.
Many thanks to our sous chefs, Gervie Dodson and Mandie Marie Leatham (could not have done it without you); our master cameriere, Josh Crotty (a much needed problem-solver); our Menu Designer, Whitney Harvey (they were exceptionally cool); and, as always, our photographic-partner-in-crime, Leif Roswold, for capturing the essence of “NOIR”.
As usual, you'll find photos from “NOIR” below, including the menu items. The full photo gallery can be viewed at l'ange renégat's Facebook page.
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Mark Mathias Sayre & Michael Dodson
Executive (Guerrilla) Chefs & Co-Founders
l'ange renégat : the renegade angel
Seafood Hors D'oeuvres Platter
Grilled Swordfish with Saffron Cherry Tomatoes
Smoked Salmon, Caviar, and Caramelized Cayenne Cashew Butter Crostini
Deconstructed Crabcake with Scallop and Truffled Mashed Potatoes
White Asparagus & Pistachio Potage
Apple and Calvados Sorbet
Escargot de Bourgogne Ravioli on Crackling Juniper Pork Belly
with Garlic-Parsley Sauce
butcher's bacon, belgian endive, and avocado aioli on demi-baguette
Roasted Beet & Herbed Goat Cheese Napoleon
with Apple Fennel Slaw
Molten Chocolate-Espresso Cake with Vietnamese Iced Coffee Ice Cream
Café & Tea
Our beautiful menu, courtesy of Whitney Harvey
Ms. Oristano and Ms. Mirojnick, living proof that heads can turn and hearts can break
A motley crew
(Ms. Rude; Mr. Crotty; Mr. O'Brien; and Mr. Tipp)
Just a few of the good ol' boys
We like to keep things in perspective
Is that Veronica Lake...or Ms. Mirojnick?
Ms. Oristano shares a laugh with Mr. Sayre
A menu review
Chef Sayre welcomes martini time
Mr. D'Addario proposes a toast
Chef/Mr. and Mrs. Dodson combine culinary forces
Ms. Rude and Mr. Tipp look the part
A philosophical approach to food
Mr. Gerber and Mr. Roswold, smile salesmen
Don't mess with the Chef
Suite 14556...always a good time
Mr. Crotty, debonair extraordinaire
Chef Sayre places his finishing touches
Ms. Freeman, beautiful and cheesy