Patricia Escárcega dines at Nightshade in DTLA

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At Nightshade , Top Chef winner Mei Lin  is wowing diners and critics alike with bold creations such as mapo tofu lasagna and a tom yum bloomin’ onion. Not to mention the outstanding selection of frozen desserts. LA Times restaurant critic Patricia Escárcega  is back with a report.

Sichuan hot quail served over Japanese milk bread is but one of the products of chef Mei Lin's playful imagination. Photo credit: Silvia Razgova



Evan Kleiman