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Duck Foie Gras and gascon food.

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Jerome Jun 27, 2002 08:04 PM

This weekend Brasserie des Artistes is still offering its Gascony regional menu (they appear to change every month). While it's not a temple of gastronomy, I like the place. And they offer duck foie gras special + a salade with some duck foie gras pate (also duck giblets). Went last week and had the $45 tasting menu which includes two glasses of gascon wine and a glass of Armagnac. I found it a good value.
The restaurant is located at the corner of Wilshire and San Vicente (not the brentwood one, the la one near La Cienega).
Just a suggestion

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    mc michael RE: Jerome Jun 27, 2002 08:10 PM

    Just don't kid yourself that this is anything like French food and you'll be ok.

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      Zoe RE: mc michael Jul 1, 2002 06:58 PM

      Spent an abyssmal evening there with my favorite nephew when it first opened - thought I had found such a find to go with him when he came into town. Not very good food and the maitre d spent most of his time being overly charming to the nephew - hey what about some service here? Never went back (the food tasted as though it had been previously prepared and reheated).

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      Aaron Tell RE: Jerome Jun 28, 2002 11:09 AM

      If you like Gascon food and ever venture to New York, then you should try Dartagnan, a restaurant specializing in that region with lots of duck, fois gras, armagnac etc on the menu.

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        tissue RE: Aaron Tell Jun 28, 2002 11:26 AM

        I love Gascon food and yes, I have been to D'Artagnan in NYC. Sadly, there is no LA equivalent.

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          Jerome RE: tissue Jun 28, 2002 05:40 PM

          Even though a few people here don't like the place, give B des A a try. I like it fine.
          And there's also a place called Gascogne I think on eighth ave. that also spec. in duck liver (foie gras and otherwise) and armagnac.

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