Chef Kerry Simon Gives His Signature Junk Food Platter a Romantic Makeover

Add some whimsy to your Valentine's Day with the Junk Food Platter at LA Market Restaurant by Kerry Simon in the City of Angels!

We checked in with Chef Kerry Simon of LA Market Restaurant by Kerry Simon in Los Angeles, California, to see what he was cookin’ up for Valentine’s Day. Turns out Chef Simon has transformed the restaurant’s famed Junk Food Platter into a Valentine’s Day-themed dessert and candy wonderland featuring house-made Hostess-style cupcakes dipped in white chocolate ganache, a strawberry milkshake for two, chocolate covered strawberries, house-made cotton candy, two signature snowballs, and much more. It’s basically heaven on a plate for folks with a serious sweet tooth!

Chef Simon will be hard at work on Valentine’s Day, but when asked with whom he’d spend the day if he did have it off (and had a time machine), he answered, “Julia Child, I would love to pick her brain and try to unlock her secrets. The woman is a genius.”

We’re sure the late, great Ms. Childs would have thought this platter was pretty genius, too! Book a table at LA Market by Kerry Simon to dig into this confection on Valentine’s Day.


Dining Poll: Pick Your Favorite Thanksgiving Pie!

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Dining Poll: Do You Choose Just Desserts When Dining Out?

How sweet is your sweet tooth? Enough to make you pass right over a restaurant’s entrees and savory dishes and head straight for the pastries? Have you ever made an entree out of ice cream? Cobbled together a meal from cobbler? Share your opinion — or addiction — in today’s dining poll.

‘Top Chef: Just Desserts’ and OpenTable Present Free Dessert Day on 9/15!

There’s no such thing as free lunch — but there are free desserts, thanks to the foodies over at Bravo. They’re so excited for the premiere of Bravo’s newest show “Top Chef: Just Desserts” on September 15, 2010, that they’ve partnered with OpenTable restaurants to satisfy your sweet tooth for free! Just make an online reservation and dine at a participating restaurant for September 15, and you will get a free dessert for every 2 diners at your table.

Book a table today to take advantage of this fun offer — and tune in to Bravo at 11PM EDT to guarantee you’ll have sweet dreams!