of or pertaining to merchants or trade
The Mercantile, also known as my new favorite LA eatery, is a wonderful addition to Hollywood. This Provencal wine and gourmet market just opened last week and I was ecstatic to have my first bite out of the deliciousness that is The Mercantile. Owned by the mastermind behind The Bowery Bar, Delancy's, and Mission Cantina, The Mercantile is a unique bar, market, and restaurant that compliments their string of successful Sunset boulevard locations. Open for lunch and dinner 11 am to 11 pm anytime of the day is a good time for a delicious and well priced glass of wine and make-your-own cheese platter. The decor is quaint and french cottage style while the food is nothing but fantastic. For dinner my boyfriend and I shared a smooth bottle of Riesling ($18), warm olives with extra virgin olive oil and a baguette ($6), Raclette cheese with boiled potatoes, pearl onions and cornichons ($10), Halloumi cheese flamed and served with olives, pepadews, fennel, honey, coriander seed and parsley ($!2). The meal was light and sensual and I must say it was very hard to choose out of all the delicious french delicacies on the menu. Next time I am definitely having the Steak Tartar and Croque Madame! The best part of the dinner experience was the homemade ice cream we had for dessert, they make 6 new flavors every week and they are out of this world. We shared two scoops of red wine sorbet (the sign read for 21+) and a creamy carrot cake ice cream. Both flavors were so good, and I must say their sign is right, I felt a bit tipsy after the red wine sorbet! If you are in the LA area please take a trip to The Mercantile, this place is so fun and unique, you can stay for dinner or pick up imported olive oils and packaged truffles to go! Click here for the link.
Posted by Lori at 12:40 AM