On Saturday night, we ventured out to The Brewery Artists Complex in downtown. My girlfriend Alejandra Schrader who was one of the last 9 contestants on last year's MasterChef was hosting her very first pop-up restaurant.
The event was held at one of the work/live loft in the Artists Complex and there was this very intimate feeling you get attending the pop-up dinner... It's definitely less commercial and more personal to enjoy meal at someone's home. Each course was paired with special bottle of beer made by Firemans Brew in Los Angeles (which is brewed by REAL local fire fighters!!)
I think it's amazing to see a chef's personality come through the food... Alejandra's food was very soulful... with the twist of healthy accent. The dishes were creative, beautiful and YUMMY! I am so happy that she is pursuing her career and going for it!! It's inspiring... to have a special friend like her:) We are looking forward to attending her next pop-up restaurant!
You can follow her on her facebook, twitter (@ale-shrader) or her website!