A couple of months ago I returned from another wonderful visit to Greece. Beautiful Mykonos again. I couldn't wait to go back to that small Gyro place that I went to last time. I craved that Gyro! On our way there I could barely contain my excitement. My mouth waters, and my heart beat faster. I was staring at Alesandro as he was preparing it, and when he poured that tzatziki sauce on top I almost grabbed it from him. We sat on the blue and white steps and indulged in every bite.
Yummy. I had one every day of my visit....
When I returned to LA, I went to a local Greek restaurant to continue my Gyro feast, but it wasn't even close to being the same... SO... I made one, and photographed it! And when I turned my back to pick up the phone, Lenny, my daughter's dog was on it...scarfed it down....
In a small shop, downtown Los Angeles, behind the vending machine, I found Fabian. An artist. A fruit carving artist. I needed some fruits carved for a project, and he was more than happy to help. The shop was sparkling clean, and he greeted me with a big warm smile. I didn't know what to expect, "Just use your imagination!" - I said. "Okay" he answered with a calm confident smiled, and thanked me.
Thirty minutes later, I returned to the shop and my jaw dropped. A fantasy garden of flowers made of fruits bloomed right there in front of my eyes. Cantelope, apples, mango and watermelon morphed into gorgeous colorful flowers!
"You are such a fantastic, talented artist, Fabian! A hidden gem!" With a humble smile he thanked me again.
If you are in Los Angeles, and need fruit or vegetable carving, go downtown to Fabian. He will make your special occasion bloom.
His company name is "Sweet 10tations", phone number (213)608-5620.