A Dinner at Ox

Photo essay of a wonderful meal at Ox Restaurant with one of my work teams… If you want words, I reviewed Ox during my first visit last year.

I welcomed myself to Ox with the Tijuana Monk with Reposado Tequila, Benedictine, Lemon, Lime, Egg White at the Whey Bar
Ox restaurant cocktail at Whey Barwith the Tijuana Monk with Reposado Tequila, Benedictine, Lemon, Lime, Egg White Ox restaurant cocktail at Whey Barwith the Tijuana Monk with Reposado Tequila, Benedictine, Lemon, Lime, Egg White

The table started with amuse-bouches, a creamy soup balanced by a bit of chili oil heat

Ox restaurant amuse-bouche, soup, chili oil Ox restaurant amuse-bouche, soup, chili oil

Then came Bread, butter, and chimichurri sauce (a garlic and parsley sauce that accompanies grilled steak in Argentina). I wish they would pre-cut the bread a bit as the knives at our setting have a tough battle against the crust here.

Ox restaurant Bread, butter, and chimichurri sauce

My favorite course that evening was the starter that I promised myself last time I would get during my next visit… Ox’s Fresh Clam Chowder, Smoked Marrow Bone, Spring Onion, Jalapeño . . . SO GOOD

Ox restaurant Fresh Clam Chowder, Smoked Marrow Bone, Spring Onion, Jalapeño

My drink with dinner- a bubbly celebration called Life After Paris with Prosecco, Pineapple, Anise Sorbet, and Kubler Absinthe
Ox restaurant cocktail Life After Paris with Prosecco, Pineapple, Anise Sorbet, and Kubler Absinthe

Then, time for the main courses. This wasn’t my entree, but look at this beautiful Wild Alaskan Halibut, on the Bone with Toasted Garlic & Lemon (12 oz) – unfortunately they did not have the whole fish offering this evening that I had been eyeing at my previous meal here. Meanwhile, for my dinner this time I shared the Asado Argentino for 2 that includes Grilled Short Rib, House Chorizo & Morcilla Sausages, Skirt Steak, Sweetbreads, and also 2 sides, Fried Russet Potatoes with Horseradish Aïoli and Dill (simple but perfect!), Green Salad (very plain, I didn’t see anything of note except that at least there were healthy veggies on the table).

Ox restaurant Wild Alaskan Halibut, on the Bone, Toasted Garlic and Lemon Ox restaurant Asado Argentino for 2 with Grilled Short Rib, House Chorizo, Morcilla Sausages, Skirt Steak, Sweetbreads Ox restaurant Fried Russet Potatoes with Horseradish Aïoli and Dill Ox restaurant Green Salad

Additional sides that we shared family style across our table of 8 were this amazing dish of Gratin of Grilled Radicchio, Spring Peas & White Beans, Bagna Cauda Cream, Breadcrumb (I am now in love with Bagna Cauda Cream); a salad of Swiss Chard, Roasted Beets, Meyer Lemon Hollandaise, Smoked Salmon Roe, Chive; and Asparagus Risotto with Parmigiano Reggiano, Mascarpone, Morel Mushrooms.

Ox restaurant Gratin of Grilled Radicchio, Spring Peas and White Beans, Bagna Cauda Cream Ox restaurant salad of Swiss Chard, Roasted Beets, Meyer Lemon Hollandaise, Smoked Salmon Roe, Chive Ox restaurant Asparagus Risotto with Parmigiano Reggiano, Mascarpone, Morel Mushroom

And look at these desserts! Ox’s precious sweet dessert of Vanilla Tres Leches Cake, Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream, Meyer Lemon Curd, Dulce de Leche Alfajor Cookie was what I had, but I was just as tempted (and jealous) of this Dark Chocolate Cake, Malted Milk Chocolate Mousse, Toasted Peanut Anglaise, Malbec Marshmallow.

Ox restaurant Vanilla Tres Leches Cake, Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream, Meyer Lemon Curd, Dulce de Leche Alfajor Cookie Ox restaurant Dark Chocolate Cake, Malted Milk Chocolate Mousse, Toasted Peanut Anglaise, Malbec Marshmallow

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  1. What an AMAZING meal!! I can’t believe I still haven’t been to OX but it’s on my List :) That malted milk chocolate mousse looks incredible.

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