We started off with one of J's favorite dishes, ever: ceviche. Orris's ceviche was acidic and refreshing, just how we like it. It was different in that it had a tomato base, which you wouldn't see in a traditional Mexican ceviche. Still, very good.
smoked salmon with creme fraiche blinis
We also opted for the smoked salmon blinis which was one of the specials that day. It wasn't anything special, salty as expected but with nice texture.
braised short rib
Always a sucker for something braised we ordered another new item on the menu, the braised short rib. The meat was very tender and flavorful. The sauce was sweet but did not overpower the meat. Great dish.
shrimp mousse ravioli with shitake mushrooms and bread
The sauteed mushrooms and the shrimp mousse ravioli were always my staples when I dined at Orris. I wonder if the new place still has the popular ravioli on the menu (I'll bet money it does). It was one of their best-selling items and when you order it, you'll see why. It's luscious. Yes, I said luscious. And it has full of flavor from the shrimp and mushrooms. Make sure you scoop up the extra sauce with their amazing bread.
Ending this post with my favorite menu item leaves me feeling quite sad. I'll miss you, Orris. I really hope the new you does the old you justice. I'll just have to check it for myself.
Orris - CLOSED
2006 Sawtelle Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025