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Slow Cooking

dinami Aug 7, 2006 03:26 PM

Are there any restaurants in the West LA area that specialize in slow cooking methods? I know Jar has an excellent slow cooked pot roast, but I'm unaware of any other places that have these types of dishes. Thanks!

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    New Trial Aug 7, 2006 07:19 PM

    Angeli Caffe on Melrose might--I know Evan Kleiman is a big exponent of the movement.

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      AquaW Aug 7, 2006 08:50 PM

      Chili My Soul in Encino, CA proudly boasts that their chilies are all cooked for 40+ hours (they have about three dozen chilis in rotations of 10--always a few without beans and at least one vegetarian.) It's generally good but with so many varieties, there are bound to be hits and misses (thank goodness for free samples.)


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        ninja Aug 8, 2006 04:14 AM

        By "slow-cooking" do you mean braising, or using sous-vide?

        Most restaurant, to my knowledge, offer some version of a braised meat. The shortribs at Lucques, pork shanks at Literati II, the shortribs at Hatfield's are some that come to mind.

        As for sous-vide, I know that Hatfield's uses that method for their halibut, and Sona uses it also for various dishes. BTW, sous-vide is a method of cooking where you vaccuum seal the food item and slow simmer it.

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