Dinner at Sunny Spot
Last night Larry and I decided to give the newish restaurant, Sunny Spot a try. Chef Roy Choi, along with his talented team, created this Caribbean style restaurant in the former Beachwood Restaurant location, formerly Hank Vendetti's Pizza place on Washington Boulevard, surrounding Marina del Rey.
The interior is cool, hip thrift shop--late '60's, early '70's...very bright and colorful. The patio is large.
The service is good and the food is totally entertaining. The combination of spices and sauces used with the freshest of ingredients is enchanting! There is also an extensive cocktail menu!
We started out with the Sunset Ranch Tomato Salad with compressed melon, shiso, breadcrumbs and spicy vinaigrette. Next dish that came highly recommended was the Muh-F*K*n Mofongo which is mashed plantains, bacon pieces, garlic and black pepper. It really looks like mush, but tastes divine!
For our main courses, Larry ordered the Prawns Diablo and I ordered the Jamaican Roasted Lamb. The Prawns had a rum glaze, garlic butter and were dusted with spicy herbs, with a mole' flavor. The Lamb was served in a yummy red sauce with a hint of coconut, alongside a wedge of lettuce and pickled mango.
This was an excellent dining experience. We will definitely return to Sunny Spot.
Sunny Spot, 822 Washington Boulevard Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, (310) 448-8884