by: Sophie Gayot
Chef Mark Peel and I both appeared on the same episode of Hell’s Kitchen which aired on October 13th, 2010. We were both on the hit show working as judges, evaluating the same challenge. But when I went to The Tar Pit, his restaurant on La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, I was the only one judging what was coming out of his kitchen. Read my review of the restaurant to see if it’s worth making a stop at The Tar Pit.
Confident that his food would pass (after all, he is the chef/owner of Campanile, which has been packed since its 1989 opening), chef Peel wanted to talk about the cocktails that are being crafted behind the bar in my exclusive video interview. I guess he was right, since lots of thought is going into the libations.
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You can click on each photo to enlarge to see dishes from The Tar Pit restaurant menu. All photos by Sophie Gayot.