The Stinking Rose

 Ben and I have our dating anniversary today, but since we live too far to really celebrate on a Monday he surprised me with reservations at a restaurant I’ve wanted to try for a long time: The Stinking Rose 

It’s a kitchy restaurant in Beverly Hills that is all about garlic!foodies-1827


The decor is over the top, with nods to garlic everywhere. The walls are covered in pictures of celebrities, signs, pictures and garlic bulbs! foodies-1850

This is in the women’s restroom: foodies-1847

As soon as we sat down the waiter filled our glasses with water & said, “Here’s some garlic water for you.” I believed him, but it turns out he was kidding!

Ben got a mojito – that I helped him drink 🙂foodies-1829

They also brought us garlic bread and had some very garlic-y pesto on the table to enjoy with it. I had one and half – I’m a sucker for bread. It was hard to stop there! I ❤ carbs.foodies-1832

We ordered the Garlic Swiss Chard Fontina fondue to start. Definitely not a healthy option, but Ben’s idea, and I do love me some melty cheese! foodies-1834

My entree was salmon with a spicy tomato conserva with black olives. It was served with acini di pepe pasta in a spicy tomato sauce (special order instead of the lemon butter sauce). I loved this pasta because it was just like my favorite Israeli Couscous in size/texture. foodies-1837

But the garlic doesn’t end there! We couldn’t leave without trying the infamous Garlic Ice Cream. Yes folks, we ordered Garlic Ice Cream with a carmel mole sauce.  The entire time we were eating it I was trying to figure out how to describe it on the blog. It’s like a lightly sweet/buttery  ice cream with a major garlic aftertaste.foodies-1844 

It was a very fun and tasty experience! But, I’m afraid I reek of garlic now. I’m think my co-workers can smell it from my pores. Isn’t that sick? Well, a lot of brushing and gargling is all I can do for now!

I leave you with a sign from the women’s restroom that I heartily agreed with while dining at The Stinking Rose: foodies-1849


6 Responses

  1. IM SO JEALOUS!!!!! I’ve wanted to go there for YEARS!

  2. I’ve heard of this place and would love to get there some day!

  3. I would LOVE to eat there! I always double the amount of garlic a recipe calls for and have to warn people that it’s going to be a liiittle strong.

  4. Happy dating anniversary!

    Good garlicy eats! Love garlic!

  5. Ha! I’m surprised (but happy) that you guys are on board with my garlic obsession!

  6. Ha! I’m surprised (but happy) that you guys are on board with my garlic obsession!
    Sorry, forgot to add great post! Can’t wait to see your next post!

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