The Squirt: Amazing Food in a Chic Hollywood Atmosphere
Must Eats: Eva’s Avocado Guacamole, Shrimp & Chorizo Flatbread, Chili Rubbed Skirt Steak
We had an awesome experience at Beso in Hollywood, California. Beso is brought to us by Actress Eva Langoria and Chef Todd English and located right on Hollywood Boulevard. When Ren and I arrived, in the pouring rain, (Yes, it was pouring rain in Sunny Southern California) the valet attendants were extremely accommodating. The host was friendly and attentive as well and took us right away to our table. One could see he is used to seating many other celebrities besides the infamous Roy and Ren from TwoSquirts.com (hee hee).
One thing that strikes you as soon as you walk inside is the spectacular atmosphere. There are high ceilings, long sparkling chandeliers, and sensuous lighting. It’s definitely high style, chic and romantic. Upstairs is Kiss Nightclub if you are in the mood for dancing with the Hollywood crowd.
We sat at a really cool curved booth, which gave us a wonderful view of the entire restaurant. Our server, William, greeted us right away and made us feel relaxed and right at home. The menu of Beso is unique, combining traditional Steakhouse cuisine with Latin inspiration. The menu is not huge but it has a really awesome assortment of delectable goodies bursting with flavor. Flavor is a key element in all of their menu items.
To accompany our dinner, we chose a delicious Malbec wine. It was full bodied yet smooth and It matched our food selections perfectly.
We ordered two appetizers to share. The first was Eva’s Avocado Guacamole served with homemade tortilla chips. Her guacamole was dee-licious! It was full flavored and ultra creamy and tasted oh so good on the tortilla chips. Our second appetizer was even more amazing. It was the Shrimp and Chorizo Flatbread with manchego cheese, harissa, cream fraiche and scallion. Oh man, when we sunk our teeth into it, our eyes really lit up. For those of you who haven’t heard of “harissa” it is a hot red pepper paste used in North African cooking. It really added an unbelievable sparkle to this dish. Our two appetizers made it right to our Must Eats.
For dinner, we chose two and shared between the both of us. William was nice to bring serving plates for us so it would be easy to share. Our first entree was the Chili Rubbed Skirt Steak, prepared rare and served with tortilla fattoush. If you are in the mood for truly tender steak bursting with flavor, this is an excellent choice. After one touch on our tongues, this was an instant hit. The flavor was outstanding and will warm your heart as you eat it.
Our second entree was the 14 oz. Sirloin, prepared medium rare with a trio of sauces (Cabrales Crema, Beso BBQ, & Chimmichurri) on the side for dipping. This was indeed another great choice. The flavor was fantastic and our favorite sauce was the Beso BBQ sauce. It added a delicate smokey flavor to the tender meat. To add to our meal, we ordered the delicious Veracruz Corn and Harissa Potatoes.
Our experience at Beso was one to remember. The atmosphere, the service and the totally awesome food really made it wonderful. We can’t wait to go there again. Perhaps, next year at Oscar time again. LOL.
Beso has another location, Las Vegas, so will definitely be going to Beso again in the next time we do Las Vegas!
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