Fried Chicken Lover Alert: Mister O’s Family-Style “Sunday Supper” is a Don’t-Miss
Mister O’s offers a stupendous family-style Sunday Supper that feeds four people for $75 and always centers on fried chicken.
- CategoryEat & Drink
- Written byJoshua Lurie
Sunday supper is a great time to check in with family and friends before the work week kicks into high gear. A perfect place to gather is Mister O’s in Studio City. The mid-century modern-style restaurant is now serving a family-style, multi-course dinner that feeds four people for $75 and centers on fried chicken.
Each supper starts with a choice of salad for the table. I’d recommend little gem hearts featuring sweet, crunchy lettuce cores in a texture-rich, Caesar-like preparation that also includes radicchio, pea shoots, a grated Pecorino shower, bread crumbs and cheese crisps.
Fried chicken is the “star” each week, featuring a mountain of juicy, boneless Mary’s organic chicken parts sporting crispy, well-spiced coats. Accompaniments change with the seasons, but my meal was served with buttery crushed Yukon Gold potatoes, a cazuela (Spanish clay pot) filled with mixed vegetables like carrots and greens, and fluffy house-baked biscuits served on a wood platter with spicy Fresno chile jam, fragrant whipped lavender butter and browned butter powder that matched the consistency of snow.
For dessert I wholeheartedly endorse either Mister O’s panna cotta, which features a bowl of creamy fromage blanc dressed with creme fraiche, more browned butter powder, and a bright, colorful collage of yuzu, honey, kumquat, lavender and blood orange. It’s also hard to argue with the charms of Mister O’s vanilla sundae—a flower-shaped glass filled with ice cream cascading with brown butter, blueberries and blueberry sauce, crumbled candied walnuts, mint leaves and sugary gold beads. “You feel like you’re eating a piece of jewelry,” my stepmother remarked while enjoying it. “It just breaks apart in your mouth.”
We weren’t as crazy about “Grandma’s Nutter Butter,” a fussy, deconstructed riff on the peanut butter cookie sandwich.
Sunday Supper is a remarkable deal and flavorful triumph from Chef Oscar Torres, who recently took over Mister O’s kitchen from opening chef/mentor Mario Alberto.
The basic four-person Sunday supper costs $75 and $19 for each additional diner. Visit the website to see each week’s menu. Book online or by phone.
11838 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 818-358-3839
Gina Shields and husband Damien recently replaced Café Fiore with Tuccio’s at the base of brick centric Warner Center Towers in Woodland Hills. They named the Italian restaurant for her grandfather, Raymond Tuccio, and hired executive chef Gavin Humes, previously with Cliff’s Edge in Silver Lake, who’s handcrafting everything from pasta to ricotta and bread. […]