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pgokey Apr 4, 2007 12:41 PM

I know that Mozza had problems getting squash blooms a while back because of the freeze. I just checked their online menu, and Campanile's menu (two places I know have served squash blooms in the past), and neither presently list squash blooms.

Does anyone know if squash blooms are to be expected sometime soon? I crave them! Are there other LA restuarants that serve them? How long could the freeze take the blooms out the mix?

Thanks

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    PayOrPlay RE: pgokey Apr 4, 2007 12:48 PM

    Don't know about restaurants but I did see squash blossoms for sale from several vendors at this morning's Santa Monica Farmer's Market--not cheap, but available. So you could always cook 'em yourself. :-)

    1. Dommy RE: pgokey Apr 4, 2007 12:51 PM

      We had the most lovely Squash Blossoms at Valentino last night! Also Sabor A Mexico has a great Squash Blossom Quesadilla. The cold snap we hit a couple months ago wiped them out, but thankfully they are starting to make a comeback.

      --Dommy!

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        russkar RE: Dommy Apr 7, 2007 08:42 PM

        I like Valentino's Squash Blossoms much better than Mozza's.
        My favorite are still the ones we make at home.
        Recipe: Emeril's Tempura Squash Blossoms
        http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

      2. hrhboo RE: pgokey Apr 4, 2007 12:53 PM

        Mozza had them last week.

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          sfglutton RE: pgokey Apr 4, 2007 12:55 PM

          I have enjoyed them at Orris on Sawtelle.

          From their menu:
          "SQUASH BLOSSOMS stuffed with SHRIMP MOUSSE. Lightly fried, tempura style and topped with a black olive salsa"

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            sel RE: pgokey Apr 4, 2007 12:56 PM

            Not upscale places like what you refer to but Sabor A Mexico has 'Mexico City Style' Quesadillas and #56. Flor de Calabeza (Squash Blossoms) $2.75 would be my suggestion! I'm gonna try it this Saturday along with some other unusual items, unusual at least for us N. of the border diners!!!

            Sabor A Mexico
            8940 National Blvd. (btw. I-10 & Venice Blvd.)
            Los Angeles, CA 90034
            310 280 0380

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              rachaels RE: sel Apr 4, 2007 01:57 PM

              I saw them at the farmers market as well. They're really easy to make. Beer + flour and pinch of salt = batter. Dip in and fry in hot oil. I like peanut or grapeseed. I've never seen them at any market but West Hollywood and Santa Monica. West Hollywood is on Monday and it's actually a nice little market.

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              FED RE: pgokey Apr 4, 2007 02:41 PM

              i saw them at the culver city farmers market yesterday. both male (on stems) and female (with fruit)

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                lnbish RE: pgokey Apr 4, 2007 02:55 PM

                i had them at cube over the weekend.
                http://www.divinepasta.com/

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                  writergirl RE: lnbish Apr 4, 2007 03:35 PM

                  Jar had a special of squash blossoms stuffed with lobster this past weekend and lightly battered and fried. Mmm. Quite tasty!

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                    pgokey RE: writergirl Apr 7, 2007 08:43 AM

                    I am thrilled to hear that Mozza had them last week, and am really appreciative of all the other places to find them - thanks, everyone. I want to try them all, actually! I especially want to try my hand at cooking themself, too. Again, thanks.

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                      atomichorseradish RE: pgokey Apr 8, 2007 02:50 PM

                      the squash blossoms were one of my favorite things on the menu when i was at mozza on 3/29.

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