Otium

Walk into a restaurant with vibes that screams beyond cool, with mouthwatering presentations that will leave you daydreaming about it days after.

Welcome to Otium.

Located next to The Broad, this is one of the most popular places to dine and as a LA local, I’m sure you’ve heard more than enough about Otium. However, can we talk about how I want my future home to carry the same aesthetics with the moody natural lighting and perfectly furnished interior? Looking over these photos that KSOLE took has been itching for a revamp in my current studio apartment. Where can I get the number to Otium’s interior decorator?

Let’s digress onto the food and more importantly, the reason for my visit. Otium. In celebration of the launch of the app, Off The Menu Club, Otium hosted a few of LA’s finest foodies, press peeps, and then there’s me – a food lover who can never say no to fine dining (hah).

King's Cup | Hennessey VS • Chartreuse  • Cucumber • Lime

King's Cup | Hennessey VS • Chartreuse  • Cucumber • Lime

I was amongst great company such as Corey of @MissFoodieProblems and old friends like Michelle of @FoodwithSeoul, and of course, KSOLE. The event kicked off with a King’s Cup, compliments of Hennessy, which included Hennessey VS, cucumber, lime, and green chartreuse. It was a refreshing delight on a hot summer day in LA.

The food proceeded shortly afterwards and was devoured in minutes. We had 5 dishes to try with a dessert to finish us off. My favorite dishes included the “poutine” and grass fed ribeye.

Burrata • Apricot  • Country Ham  • Honey • Sourdough

Burrata • Apricot  • Country Ham  • Honey • Sourdough

Kale  • Cabbage • Lentils • Peanuts • Garbanzos • Grapes • Tomatoes

Kale  • Cabbage • Lentils • Peanuts • Garbanzos • Grapes • Tomatoes

"Poutine" • Potato • Octopus  • Tzatziki • Red Onion

"Poutine" • Potato • Octopus  • Tzatziki • Red Onion

We had a brief interlude, in which we were explained what the newly launched app, Off The Club Menu is about and how it works. Off The Menu Club is an invite only app, allowing members to get one free secret item from the restaurant per day. It’s a fun concept for those who enjoy dining out often.

Pork Loin • Poblano  • Summer Squash • Pipian • Fried Egg

Pork Loin • Poblano  • Summer Squash • Pipian • Fried Egg

Grass Fed Ribeye • Garlic Rice • Arugula  • Shallot • Tomato  •Cilantro  • Peanut

Grass Fed Ribeye • Garlic Rice • Arugula  • Shallot • Tomato  •Cilantro  • Peanut

Dessert was a vanilla cremeux, featuring poached apricots and caramel granita. Absolutely delicious and KSOLE was able to catch the pastry chef in action, which was great to see. 

Thank you Otium and Off The Club Menu for having us. I certainly need to return for dinner sometime soon!