I absolutely love experiencing new restaurants! Last night we had family friends visiting from out of town, so we decided to give Pace Restaurant a try.
Located on Laurel Canyon, about 15 minutes from my house, the location is pretty perfect. Pace (next door to a small market) has such a fun exterior- bright and bold art work, flowers, graffiti, stone work...I love it. Supporting local farmers and using mostly organic ingredients, on paper, Pace sounds delightful.
Pace is the perfect place for a girls night or a date night. I love its dim lighting, fun and energetic atmosphere, eclectic artwork and decor...and the crayons on each table!...And we haven't even begun discussing the PIZZA yet.
My family is big on good food and we like to experience all that we can. When we go out to dinner as a group, we love to order family style so everyone can enjoy a few bites of each dish. I prefer this method because I can treat myself to a bite or two of pizza and pasta but still enjoy a healthier "guilt free" entree.
On the menu:
Rigatoni Alla Salsiccia & Peperoni Arrostiti.
Tortellini Di Zucca e Ricotta.
Hands down, my favorite is Hercules's Pie - pepperoni, soppressata, sausage, tomato sauce & fresh mozzarella pizza. I am not just saying this is my favorite because I hold pizza near and dear to my heart - it was truly DELICIOUS. Not to mention, it has a ciabatta crust...need I say more?!
Mom made the executive decision to place an order for Pace's famous warm valrhona chocolate "not a soufflé" cake. This dessert takes thirty minutes to prepare, and does not disappoint. It is light but rich, sweet, and pairs perfectly with a little vanilla bean gelato.
Everyone was able to indulge in a bite of cake, and we also ordered organic mixed berries for a healthy but still sweet option - YUM.
I can not wait to give Pace another try, I have a few specific menu items in mind that I can not wait to try! If you find yourself in the Los Angeles area, definitely make a dinner reservation and let me know what you think!
If you have any other restaurant recommendations to share, please comment - I am continuously adding to my list!
2100 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90046