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Jul 7, 2008 05:58 PM

Basque in Vernon

Anyone ever been to La Villa Basque on Soto in Vernon - down past the Pig Murals? It's been there for many years and is apparently where the powerful few who run the city of Vernon do their drinking, but other than having passed by it, I don't know anything about it. I don't have high hopes, but sooner or later I'm going to stop in and give it a try.

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  1. I've never been, but worked a lot in Vernon. I believe it belongs to Leonis Malburg the (former?) mayor. I was told it was coffee shop dining.

    1. I haven't been but I just want to say that I totally support this venture. At least go in and have a drink (most Baque restaurants don't take their bar service lightly). Then check out the menu and interior...
      Let us know how it goes!

      1. Let us know how it is the menu doesn't look that exciting. Escargot for 2.95?????

        1. Looking at the menu, I fail to see a single Basque dish there other than escargots, which could just as easily be Bourguignon or even Provencal... a promising name but not inspiring me to go. (I still, by the way, need to get to the place in Chino... maybe organise a Chow fact-finding mission...)

          (Edit: Gateau basque... forgot the gateau basque.)

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          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            Centro Basque. My husband had to spend every Sunday there during his formitive years. The food is what it is, if you know what I mean. Simple cooking, tongue is great. Jai Alai in the back, lots of berets and lots of drinking. Haze of smoke hanging over "no smoking sign". Chalet Basque in La Puente is another interesting one. Avoid frog legs. Thanks for clarifying La Villa, we've been curious...

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