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Frisee Salad w/ Lardons and Poached Egg

Michael Rodriguez May 19, 2007 08:28 PM

There was a restaurant called Le Bistro across California Street from Grace Cathedral which served a wonderful frisee salad with lardons and topped by a poached egg. The place closed, and I've not been able to find the salad elsewhere. Can anyone tell me where such a salad can be found?
Thank you for your help.

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  1. Sarah RE: Michael Rodriguez May 19, 2007 08:54 PM

    If you find yourself in Napa area, Bistro Jeanty in Yountville makes an excellent one.

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      Melanie Wong RE: Sarah May 20, 2007 12:28 AM

      Except that Jeanty makes a lardon vinaigrette with teensy bits of bacon rather than big pieces of crunchy, salty lardons. Not very satisfying.

      I had an excellent one, the best I've had stateside at Hyde Street Bistro a few years ago. Don't know if it's still on the menu.

    2. Robert Lauriston RE: Michael Rodriguez May 20, 2007 10:06 AM

      Jeanty at Jack's in SF, Nizza la Bella in Albany, Liaison in Berkeley.

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        rhubarb RE: Michael Rodriguez May 20, 2007 10:23 AM

        At Globe on Pacific@Battery. It's a staple there and it's always good.

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          miag RE: rhubarb May 21, 2007 10:51 PM

          I had a salad like that at Fringale, but that was about a year ago. I believe its a regular on their menu though

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            Paul H RE: miag May 22, 2007 12:12 AM

            Fringale does great job on this classic French bistro dish. It's always on the menu, and always good.

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              dty RE: Paul H May 22, 2007 10:01 AM

              Yes, besides Fringale, I think Cafe de la Presse does it too.

        2. twocents RE: Michael Rodriguez May 22, 2007 02:27 AM

          AKA Salade Lyonnaise. Agree with Nizza la Bella in Albany, one of the things they do really well, as good as I've had anywhere. Had a decent one at Le Petit Robert (Polk st?) last year sometime.

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            Missmoo RE: Michael Rodriguez May 22, 2007 11:01 AM

            We always get the one at Nizza la Bella. Excellent lardons!

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