Thursday, January 29, 2015

Fare Share

The Church Key's rotating menu means you'll never get the same meal twice


Successfully sharing a meal takes a sophisticated ordering strategy.
Order too little, and you’ll spend the night trying to get your fill without offending your date. Order too much, and… well, ordering too much isn’t really the problem.
Starting tomorrow, you can test your sharing skills at The Church Key, Chef Steven Fretz's new modern American spot on the ground floor of West Hollywood’s Sunset Tower.
In addition to sharable dishes, Chef Steven will offer a rotating collection of off-the-menu items served from the dining room’s roaming food carts.
When the waiter comes, your date may inform him that the Jidori tikka masala and potato pierogies with bacon jam are more than enough for the two of you. Just go with it.
As service progresses, you’ll add enough roaming chef selections — from falafel croquettes to truffled tahini to pig ear “Cheetos” to keep you both happy.  
If she’s spontaneous enough to grab a few extra bites a la cart, you’ll know she’s worth sharing a meal with. If she calls over the dessert cart without prompting, you might just have a keeper on your hands. 

And if not, more for you. 

The Church Key
8730 Sunset Blvd. (and Sherbourne), West Hollywood

Price: 4 (out of 4)
Noise: 3 (out of 4)

Parking: Valet and street
Scene: Foodie daters and monied tourists
Best bet: Pig Ear 'Cheetos' and fluke sashimi from the roaming food carts
Nearby: EveleighOsteria Drago; Bootsy Bellows

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