Menus printed daily feature LaFevre’s handwritten additions and commentary. The hasty scrawls make it seem as if the chef spontaneously crafts miraculous flavor combinations based on high-end produce scores during the morning shop. Each dish is crafted to stand alone, including the delightfully light pomegranate couscous with lavender feta, marcona almonds, grapefruit and mint. A Meyer farm beef ribeye dish bathed in black truffle butter proves a consistent crowd favorite, and regulars always order LaFevre’s famous bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuits with maple butter, a light and flaky, melt-in-the-mouth flavor experience.
MB Post serves exquisite seafood plates like seared diver scallops and grilled shrimp with lentils, chorizo, and lime, but diners craving a seafood meal should walk fifty feet to the restaurant next door. Fishing with Dynamite (FwD) is LaFevre’s newest restaurant, which draws from his extensive experience preparing shellfish and other seafood.
Shellfish platters meant for sharing contain chilled oysters, clams, shrimp, mussels, lobster, and King Crab Legs. Diners have raved about the grilled octopus with cranberry beans and the roasted beets salad with citrus, goat cheese, and pistachio. For dessert, the tangy taste of LaFevre’s individual Key lime pies is a guest favorite. Both restaurants offer several craft selections on tap as well as many of the hottest bottled crafts. Handcrafted cocktails and red and white wines enhance the dining experience.
Like its sister restaurant, FwD fills up fast, even on weeknights. Reservations are not necessary, and folks waiting for a walk-in seat can enjoy evening views from nearby Manhattan Beach Pier.