This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE. All opinions are 100% mine.
This past weekend, I had the fabulous opportunity to have dinner with the hubby at Ford’s Filling Station L.A. LIVE. It’s an innovative American gastropub offering a comfortable pub-like attitude and serving exciting, seasonal food. I had been looking forward to this fun night out all week! Ford’s Filling Station is meant to be a place to refuel the mind, body and spirit. A fun dinner night out is just what I needed after a crazy busy work week. It’s located inside the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE and it is spectacular. The Marriott actually has two great restaurants to choose from: Ford’s Filling Station and WP24 by Wolfgang Puck.
We went with Ford’s Filling Station since it’s a little more casual, but it was so hard to pick which one to go to as both have a fabulous atmosphere and amazing food. We went for an adults only much needed fun dinner night out, but Ford’s Filling Station L.A. LIVE would be a great place to go for a birthday, girls night, or for dinner after a game since it’s located right next to the Staples Center. I’m definitely thinking of planning my birthday dinner, since I had such a blast and I loved the food.
The pink lighting and gorgeous hanging lights set the mood perfectly for this fun Brite & Bubbly lady. This place had me written all over it!
I loved how modern everything was, yet it had a homey DIY feel.
The restaurant itself has a gorgeous layout and I couldn’t wait to get inside to eat.
I had the Pink Leader cocktail to drink because, HELLO it’s Pink! It has Fords Gin, strawberry shrub, campari, and sage. It was the perfect drink for me of course.
The hubby had the Amelia, which is a darker pink drink that has Aylesbury Duck Vodka, St. Germain, Blackberry, Lemon, and Mint. Only real men drink pink cocktails folks!
We started off our fabulous meal with some Bacon Cheddar Biscuits, which were out of this world. Hello BACON! They came with some incredible maple flavored butter on the side. We sipped our cocktails and munched on these biscuits until our dinner arrived.
I had the spectacular Duck Carnitas for dinner.
The come on a bed of Borracho Beans! In case you didn’t know Borracho means drunk in Spanish. These beans are maid with a little bit of beer and they flavor is incredible.
The husband had the Charred Skirt Steak which had the most amazing Aji Verde sauce. It has just the right amount of kick to it.
We also had a side of delicious Parmesan Potatoes, as I could NOT leave with out trying them!
We finished the meal off with one of the best desserts I’ve ever had in my life!
We had the Strawberry Angel Food Cake with a side of Vanilla Ice Cream. The Strawberry Angel Food Cake doesn’t come with the ice cream, but it was a compromise between me and the hubby since I wanted the Strawberry Angel Food Cake and he wanted ice cream. We both won big time as both together were the perfect pair. It was like heaven with every bite.
The atmosphere and the service at the Ford’s Filling Station is spectacular. I’ve never had such a delightful time at a restaurant before. It made you want to say “cheers” and laugh the night away!
When my best friend comes to town next month, I can’t wait to have a girls night out at the Ford’s Filling Station with her! My husband can’t wait to have a guys meet up with his best friend before the basketball game they are going to for his birthday.
For more info visit the Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE restaurants website to learn more about the restaurants.