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MIMOSA vs. PASTIS vs. LE PETIT BISTRO?

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Liquid Sky Aug 26, 2006 12:46 AM

Where should I go to satisy my MAJOR foie gras and souffle cravings?

Merci!

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    skwasha RE: Liquid Sky Aug 26, 2006 01:01 AM

    Don't think Mimosa even serves foie... do they?

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      JudiAU RE: Liquid Sky Aug 26, 2006 02:59 AM

      I've never seen either dish at any of those three restaurants.

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        carter RE: Liquid Sky Aug 26, 2006 03:39 AM

        I tend to agree with JudiAU, I don't recall them being on the menu of any of the three restaurants. Alternatively, Chez Mimi and La Cachette might be two to consider.

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          Ernie RE: Liquid Sky Aug 26, 2006 03:59 AM

          Of those 3, I like Le Petit Bistro best. Not sure if they have foie gras, but they do serve a tasty complementary pâté with good French bread. I believe the owners are Moroccan-French and I also like the merguez sausage app. Seating is tight and the room is bustling, but if you are in the mood for a good, lively Parisian-flavored meal, check it out.

          1. George RE: Liquid Sky Aug 26, 2006 04:39 AM

            For (dessert) souffle, go to Maximilian's in the Valley.

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              skwasha RE: Liquid Sky Aug 26, 2006 06:38 AM

              I've definitely had foie at Pastis... I'm not so sure of the other two though. And I can't say whether the foie was a regular menu item or a special - don't recall. Also, that was before the change of ownership.

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                New Trial RE: Liquid Sky Aug 26, 2006 07:54 AM

                Definitely no foie at Mimosa--it is even part of its slogan.

                1. chica RE: Liquid Sky Aug 26, 2006 08:02 AM

                  I'd go to LaCachette, or better yet, L'Orangerie (hurry, before it closes! - or has it already?)

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                    RicRios RE: Liquid Sky Aug 26, 2006 03:51 PM

                    Nothing beats Spago's 4-way foie gras.

                    1. cinzia RE: Liquid Sky Aug 26, 2006 05:32 PM

                      what about cafe stella?

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                        revets2 RE: cinzia Aug 29, 2006 01:05 AM

                        is foie on their menu?

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                        PoetKitty RE: Liquid Sky Aug 26, 2006 10:40 PM

                        Do this -
                        Have dindin at Le Petit - I recommend the duck or the steak frites or the cassoulet. Love it here. Then head on over to Off Vine and have a souffle. Super fab.

                        :)
                        poetkitty

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                          TOgirl RE: Liquid Sky Aug 27, 2006 03:42 AM

                          Foie gras raviolis at Providence - I'm not sure if this is part of their regular menu. So delicious. It was $38 for 6 of them - worth every single penny.

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                            Liquid Sky RE: Liquid Sky Aug 28, 2006 03:33 AM

                            Thanks, Guys. Will check out Chez Mimi or La Cachette. (Don't know if I feel like springing for Spago's just yet.)

                            Le Petit Bistro sounds cool.

                            PoetKitty: Is it possible just to stop in Off Vine for dessert??

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                              chica RE: Liquid Sky Aug 28, 2006 09:32 PM

                              I don't see why not :-)

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                              revets2 RE: Liquid Sky Aug 28, 2006 11:22 PM

                              i agree with an above poster. hard to beat spago's 4-way. if you call craig strong at the ritz-carlton in pasadena, he'll also do an incredible serving for you.

                              are you looking for tourchon, pate, or a nice seared piece of heaven? my answers would differ a bit for these individually. but the RC PAS and Spago are excellent bets.

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                                Liquid Sky RE: revets2 Aug 28, 2006 11:25 PM

                                revets: Foie gras any and every way possible...thanks!

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                                revets2 RE: Liquid Sky Aug 29, 2006 01:23 AM

                                okay, then. with the risk of PETA raining down all over me, let's have a come to jesus.

                                if you love foie, then value bistro restaurants are likely to let you down, if you can find it there.

                                if you love it, you must save and go to providence, RC PAS, or Spago. or have it as your dinner at the bar with a lovely dessert white.

                                if this is financially improbable, run, don't walk to nicole's in south pasadena. you can buy the tourchon and a baguette and down it with a glass of semillon right there. better yet, buy some fresh hudson valley FG there, season with S&P, get a pan searing hot (don't add oil or butter), sear for 40-50 sec. each side, with the fat left over in the pan, toast some brioche, eat with a little ligonberry jam and a nice sauternes.

                                to my PETA friends, i've journeyed to the FG farms in france, sonoma, and the HRV. please do not comment unless you have gone to the trouble and expense to do the same.

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                                  Liquid Sky RE: Liquid Sky Sep 12, 2006 01:03 AM

                                  Yes, why isn't it possible to make CRUELTY-FREE FOIE GRAS?? Someone should look in to this and make a lot of $$$!

                                  revets: Okay, you've convinced me...I'll try Spago's. I've been wanting to try their $95 tasting menu. Hopefully the four-way will be a part of that.

                                  Cheers!

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