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Good gazpacho?

mollyomormon Jul 5, 2008 07:27 PM

I'm a big fan, particularly now that summer is here and couldn't find any recent threads. I'm looking for a tomato based one so the almond one at Fraiche or the beet one at Lot 1 really won't do. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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    Robert Thornton Jul 5, 2008 07:37 PM

    My favorite gazpacho ever is the green zebra version at Il Grano. Sal (the chef) grows something like 38 different heirlooms in his own garden, and does a tomato night once a week when they're in season. A really beautiful gazpacho, intense and a real essence of tomato.

    -Robert

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    1. re: Robert Thornton
      Emme Jul 6, 2008 12:10 AM

      second this rec. sal's recipe even appears here http://www.losangelesrestaurants.com/...

    2. trishyb Jul 5, 2008 08:11 PM

      joan's on third... Yummy!!!

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        trvlcrzy Jul 5, 2008 11:54 PM

        Why not make your own? It's so easy..check out the cookbook of Penelope Casas. I make both the red (tomato based) and white (almond/grape based) ones.

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          jay 1 Jul 6, 2008 12:04 AM

          the gazpacho at the daily grill is very good. have made their recipe at home.....easy to make and still good!

          1. Foodieaholic Jul 6, 2008 03:32 PM

            D, I love the Gaspatch over at Bloom Cafe on W.Pico in L.A. I don't think there's much tomato in it compared to other GO's. Give them a ring to ask about it. They tend to be organic, so it may also be organic. The Soba salad is really good too!

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            1. re: Foodieaholic
              mollyomormon Jul 6, 2008 04:20 PM

              Oh, I'm a big Bloom fan but haven't been in ages. I'll definitely have to head back soon. Thanks for the rec!

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              yogachik Jul 6, 2008 03:43 PM

              I just had this conversation with someone at breakfast (Anisette, can't get enough of their croissants) this morning!!

              The only one I could come up with, that soothes my craving, is the Daily Grill. But I noticed on the menu for the new Beachcomber, at the Malibu Pier, they have a gazpacho. I'm going to check it out this week and report back. Or maybe you'll join me?

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              1. re: yogachik
                mollyomormon Jul 6, 2008 04:19 PM

                Yes, let's go! I just had dinner at Anisette last night -- fantastic! We got the table upstairs that overlooks the kitchen so we had a great view of Chef Giraud at work. I had the beef tartar and the beef daube. Lots of beef. So delicious.

                1. re: yogachik
                  Foodieaholic Jul 6, 2008 05:00 PM

                  yogichik, rather than report back to us, it it's good just bring some back to us!

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