Red Medicine In Beverly Hills Debuts New Menu

Live scallop and botanicals at Red Medicine.

Los Angeles restaurants are known for being on the cutting edge of farm-to-table, creative cuisine. Chef Jordan Kahn embodies all of this at Red Medicine.

By Christina Xenos

Despite its history of shunning restaurant critics and calling out no-show reservation holders over twitter, Red Medicine’s reputation for serving delicious and beautifully presented food has not wavered in its three years on the scene in Beverly Hills. That’s why Red Medicine tops our list for cool things to do this weekend in LA.

A foodie favorite, the dining spot lead by chef Jordan Kahn has piqued the interest of culinary heavyweights like Grant Achatz, Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern during its tenure. Transitioning from the Vietnamese inspired concept that characterized Red Medicine in its first three years, Kahn is evolving into creating intricately detailed dishes inspired by the environment around him by incorporating forged ingredients and offerings from nearby biodynamic farmers. Presentations of trout roe with lemon curd; preserved mushroom and balsam fir; redwood ice with red currant, will appeal simultaneously to both your palate and your eyes. The food at Red Medicine is nothing short of artful and imaginative. The result is a culinary environment that stands out in the thick forest that is fast becoming the L.A. restaurant scene.

Accompanying the cuisine are well curated wine and beer lists and dynamic selection of crafted cocktails like the #87 with chai-infused bourbon and flavors of spices and mint served over crushed ice.

Here’s peek into some of what we enjoyed on a recent visit:

red medicine cocktail
#87 cocktail with chai-infused bourbon and flavors of spices and mint served over crushed ice.


red medicine trout-roe
Trout roe buried under lemon custard with sunflower seed granola, raw snap peas, frozen yoghurt powder, dried meringue made from onion juice, tender pea vines, nasturtiums, baby onion bulbs brined in vinegar topped with an ice made from the snap pea shells.
red medicine custard
A custard of fresh cream surrounded by young anthocyanin roots, legumes, and stalks, roasted walnut marzipan, dried cabbage, sour rhubarb juice infused with fragrant verbena.
red medicine potatoes
Young potatoes, gently poached in a cream of cultured sweet butter and yeast, crisp rice dumplings, wild grasses, flowers, and succulents foraged from the Malibu coast. This dish comes with an earthy sauce of raw wheatgrass and chive juice (not pictured).
red medicine mushrooms
Preserved mushrooms over wheat berries covered in balsam fir with fried reindeer moss.
red medicine dessert
Dessert: Shaved ice of Redwood stems, sour red currant berries and jelly, creme chiboust flavored with jasmine flowers, crispy rice crackers, orange blossom bubbles, topped with roasted almond praline.

Red Medicine, 8400 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, 323.651.5500.

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