Conde Nast 2012 Hot Tables on OpenTable: Book ’em While They’re Hot!

Red Medicine in Los Angeles is known for being uber-inventive with farm-fresh herbs and veggies!

Conde Nast Traveler recently released its list of Hot Tables for 2012. To help create the list, they asked some of the world’s best chefs to name the best new restaurants from around the globe. Included are:

Restaurant: Fatty ‘Cue
Location: 50 Carmine Street, New York, New York
Chosen by: Seamus Mullen
Dish not to miss: Isaan-style duck laab
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Restaurant: Picca
Location: 9575 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, California
Chosen by: Roy Choi
Dish not to miss: Ceviche criollo
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Restaurant: Red Medicine
Location: 8400 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California
Chosen by: John Shook + Vinny Dotolo
Dish not to miss: Coconut bavrois
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Restaurant: St. John
Location: 26 St John Street, London, U.K.
Dish not to miss: Deviled pig skin and smoked herring roe.
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Restaurant: Quo Vadis
Location: 26-29 Dean Street, London, U.K.
Chosen by: Fergus Henderson
Dish not to miss: Smoked haddock broth
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Late Night Favorites: Chef Jordan Kahn Talks Red Medicine’s Beef Tartare

Red Medicine's beef tartare is definitely a late-night sight for sore eyes.

We’re celebrating the release of the 2011 Diners’ Choice Awards for best late night restaurants by looking at a few of the dishes that diners find extra delish after hours. First up, is Chef Jordan Kahn’s Beef Tartare at Red Medicine in Beverly Hills. He shares a few tidbits about his creation, including an explanation for why it’s so popular.

The dish: Beef tartare / water lettuce, water chestnut, nuoc leo, chlorophyll

The inspiration: “This dish represents the philosophy of our cuisine: French-Vietnamese influence, local ingredients, and a modern aesthetic.”

The explanation: “Steak tartare can be difficult to find on menus in Los Angeles; it offers a dish that everyone is familiar with, but in a new form and with a new flavor profile.  It’s particularly attractive to chefs and people in the restaurant industry:  high quality beef, peanuts, chili, herbs — what’s not to like?”

Curious diners take note: This particular version is only served at the bar — the bar menu is available every night, from 6pm until 2am.

Reserve a table at Red Medicine to try this dish.