What to order at Agnes Restaurant & Cheesery in Outdated Pasadena? In this week’s restaurant review, critic Invoice Addison factors to “the dish that finest embodies its rhythm and wit: loaded baked potato dumplings,” including: “The dumplings are gnocchi, the type formed like agency pillows that dissolve into clouds as quickly as they hit the palate. Of their wake come texture after texture and taste after taste.”
Married cooks Thomas Kalb and Vanessa Tilaka personal and function Agnes. Kalb, who runs the kitchen, is from Iowa and “makes use of a populist kind of white Midwestern tradition as a springboard for his eclectic menu, although extra in respectful homage than spoof.”
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Tilaka has organized a “sturdy cheese case, stuffed with small orbs with fetchingly chalky or wrinkly rinds and bigger pale wheels hacked in ways in which resemble fashions of the moon in numerous phases.”
Agnes is a market in addition to a restaurant, so you could find yourself doing somewhat procuring whilst you’re there. And should you’re considering of dinner, plan forward. Agnes is usually booked weeks forward.
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