Say “Olive you” to your Valentine by satisfying your date’s appetite for fine dining and comfort. Ford’s Filling Station is a high-end gastropub founded by Chef Ben Ford. Chef Ben Ford is the son of legendary Star Wars actor Harrison Ford. Ford’s Filling Station was originally located in Culver City and moved to the swanky JW Marriot at L.A. Live in 2014. You’ll find a southwest inspired menu with a west coast flair and a dash of international chic, bringing fresh ingredients from local California farms.
Ford’s Filling Station fulfills everything you want on a romantic date – a luxurious location, stylish ambience and fine yet cozy fare. Our recommendations for a romantic date are:
- From their fashionable craft cocktail menu we adored the Amelia. This berry toned beauty is a mixture of Aylesbury Duck Vodka, St. Germain, blackberry, lemon and mint.
- For starters, we had a vibrant jewel-toned beet salad chef special with grapefruit. Next, savory Octopus Sopes with black chickpea, chorizo, calabrian chili and queso cotija topped with colorful garnishes. Black Garlic Shrimp, plated in a picturesque fashion, is delicious shrimp lying in a rich sauce with poblano, shallot and lime.
- Feeling a little adventurous? Try the sunchoke side dish. What is sunchoke? Sunchoke is a root vegetable species of sunflower with the appearance of potatoes. This side dish of sunchokes is made with blueberries which has a lively texture and a buttery, tart taste.
- For entrees, indulge in Crispy Chicken with flavorful Puerto Rican mamposteao rice. Try the mouthwatering Seared Scallops in seasoned elote loco corn, parmesan, cilantro, lime and corn nuts. Treat
yourselfyour date to the luscious Pan Roasted Salmon with quinoa, delicious harrisa hot chili paste and chermoula.
- Treat your sweetheart with heavenly Old Fashion Biscuit Doughnuts that are served warm and with praline caramel dip. Take home housemade ice cream packed to order (coconut is our favorite).
If you happen to be single and just want to dine with your pals to celebrate Singles Awareness Day, Chef Ben Ford has his signature style feast – you can order a whole pig dinner that serves 8-10 people. Whether you are dating or single, at Ford’s Filling Station you can eat to your heart’s desire.
To book a reservation call:
Ford’s Filling Station L.A. Live
900 West Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Learn more about Chef Ben Ford at http://www.chefbenford.com.