This post is way overdue. In February, I was finally able to get out and try Lost and Found in Long Beach. I met my friend Diane there for dinner and we chose to sit at the chef’s table. The food was nothing short of amazing. I have worked with Alexis, the owner and head chef, in the past, and his cooking is out of this world.
When I first walked into Lost and Found, I immediately noticed how cozy it was. I felt like I was at someone’s rustic home, sitting at the bar in their kitchen, watching the meals being prepared and taste testing along the way. The intimate surroundings only made for a better dining experience.
We ordered a couple of different dishes, a caesar salad that was anything but ordinary, crispy creamer potatoes and a well-seasoned pork chop. The food was plenty for the two of us, and although I could not join in on the tasty wine (#pregnant), I washed down dinner with some ice cold water.
Dinner wouldn’t be complete without a little dessert, and we chose the cheesecake as our nightcap. It was creamy and delicious and I was dreaming about it days later. The pastries are all made by their in-house pastry chef.
I can’t wait to go back and taste more of Alexis’ fabulous cooking. I highly recommend making reservations well in advance; they tend to book up very quickly. Check out their Facebook page or their feature in the NY Times for more information!