If you're into mis-matched vintage plates and furniture, you'll love Hatchett Hall. The former home of Waterloo & City is now a hip, trendy dining spot on Washington complete with a fabulous patio. Start
with a tasty, refreshing cocktail at the bar. The wine list is also impressive with many local wines available. We enjoyed the Louisa Mary Smith Skin Contact Chardonnay ($18). This wine was so bright with hints of pear and lychee, that we had
to have two glasses! We started with the Benne Yeasty Rolls ($2 each) with Honey Butter. The rolls are mouth-watering dotted with sesame seeds and sea salt. To top the rolls we ordered the Broadbent Kentucky Country Ham ($13), piled high and sliced
thin. The combination of the ham and Benne rolls was magnificent! We also enjoyed the Mushrooms with Spoonbread, parmesan, and soft herbs parsley and tarragon ($15). This was a hearty dish that we enjoyed with dinner, but it could definitely stand
alone. The Green Beans with Bacon and Sweet Onion, and sherry ($8) were tender and flavorful. For our entree we had the Rainbow Trout ($26) with ramps, bacon and potato hash. If you get a chance to cook with ramps this season try adding them to some
scrambled eggs. They are similar to scallions but much more flavorful and garlicky! This was one of my favorite dishes. Because we never say no, for dessert we enjoyed The Sundae. ($8) It's not your typical sundae though. This one is made with
malted milk ice cream, fresh strawberries, vanilla bean chantilly, and malt crumbs. I've now taught myself how to make malt crumbs because they are one of the most delicious sundae toppings! Make a reservation and enjoy the experience for yourself.
Hatchet Hall 12517 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles (310) 391-4222. Hours: Mon-Wed, Sun: 5:30-9:45 p.m. Thu-Sat: 5:30-10:45 pm. Reservations required.