Seems LA restaurants have noticed the economy is tanking. Table 8 on Melrose feels your pain. It’s offering diners “Recessions Concessions,” a three-course prix fixe meal from chef Govind Armstrong for just $38 on weekdays. Optional wine pairing is an extra $18. Those who prefer the bar scene can order an “Inflation Libation,” a glass of wine or a beer with two lounge menu items for $20.
Here’s a look at the “Recession Concessions” menu choices:
Local baby oak lettuces with feta, roasted beets, sweet onions, black olive oil
Pan-roasted baby broccoli with confit potatoes, flaked salt cod and parsley hollandaise
Kobe beef carpaccio with celery root salad, treviso and truffle aioli
Grilled baby chicken on short rib hash and cipollini onion jus
Olive oil poached sea trout with shaved artichoke salad and caramelized onion mash
Estancia grass fed rib eye with pea tendrils, potato puree, roasted baby carrots and pearl onions
Vanilla panna cotta with honeyed blueberries
Dulce de leche chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream
Table 8, 7661 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles; 323-782-8258.