Friday, September 28, 2012

Gordon Ramsay's "Fat Cow" Opens In L.A.

Award-winning Chef Gordon Ramsay brings his unique style and culinary flair to nationally-acclaimed Los Angeles retail destination, The Grove, on Oct. 1 with the opening of his newest restaurant, The Fat Cow.

The Fat Cow is the realization of Ramsay’s vision for a friendly neighborhood gathering place. Embodying the spirit of a roadhouse eatery – the type you might stumble upon on old Route 66 – the ambience of The Fat Cow is warm and rustic, with a deconstructed, industrial aesthetic. Conceptualized by Ramsay and designed by AK Design Network, the restaurant features communal-style dining tables, uniquely-designed light canopies, and creatively juxtaposed reclaimed wood, unpolished metal and vintage hardware. With just over 200 seats both indoors and out, the welcoming feel of The Fat Cow is enhanced by leather tufted booths, vintage flea market items and one-of-a-kind lighting sconces that set the visual tone for the restaurant.

The menu takes a classic-yet-modern approach, offering guests delicious, home-inspired comfort fare using seasonal ingredients and fresh produce from the adjacent Farmer’s Market and local farms and purveyors. Dishes include Lobster Mac & Cheese, the short rib-and-Kobe beef Fat Cow Burger, Pepper Crusted Wood Roasted Long Rib with minted fingerling potatoes, specialty sandwiches, a wood-burning oven for pizzas featuring a variety of locally produced meats and cheeses; with highlights that include the Vodka, Tomato, Mozzarella Pizza and Spicy Sausage, Burrata, Fennel Pizza. Additionally, the extensive selection of salads will take advantage of the farm fresh ingredients sought and bought daily, and includes the standout Skinny Cow Chopped Salad made with Tuscan kale, cabbage, carrots, radish and pumpkin seeds and the Tuna Nicoise Salad featuring blue lake beans, fingerling potatoes and seasoned Ahi Tuna. The menu is complimented with an abundance of distinctive sides and starters including the Meatballs in tomato sauce with Parmesan cheese and the Fat Cow Chicken Sticks with spicy dipping sauces. Additionally, the children’s menu features a Fat Cow Grilled Cheese made with a blend of three cheeses, Fish & Chips and a Roasted Chicken Leg with market vegetables.

Serving up the nostalgia of the old-time ice-cream counter which scooped the best ice cream with a smile on a hot summer day, the one-of-a-kind Moo Bar at the restaurant's entrance initially will furnish the restaurant’s dessert menu with a retro sensibility: soft-serve ice-cream and ice-cream sandwiches made with fresh house-baked cookies, hand-crafted artisan frozen yogurt, made-to-order milkshakes such as the Cookie Milk, and a pastry counter of sweet and savory desserts. In the coming weeks, it will expand to include grab-and-go selections.

The Fat Cow features a full bar highlighting its use of fresh ingredients and juices to create distinctive cocktails such as the English Garden and the Hell’s Kitchen Antioxidant, as well as a great selection of draft and craft beers from local California breweries.

“The concept for The Fat Cow came from my desire to have a neighborhood restaurant that you could go to all the time to just relax and enjoy a terrific meal,” explains Ramsay.

Added Rick J. Caruso, Founder and CEO of Caruso Affiliated: “The opening of The Fat Cow is another addition to The Grove’s 10 Year Anniversary celebrations – unique events, best-in-class retail openings, and unparalleled restaurant introductions, all aimed at further providing guests with the best experience possible.”

The Fat Cow will open for lunch and dinner service daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and until 1 a.m. on Fridays and Saturday so evening theatergoers can also enjoy a late dinner.

For more information, please visit on Facebook at: www.facebookcom/FatCowLA and on Twitter at: . The Fat Cow is located at The Grove in Los Angeles at 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036.� For reservations, please call: (323) 965-1020.

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