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michel richard's pâté

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This is not going to count as a discovery for anyone, but I was blown away today by how good the pates are at Michel Richard on Robertson. The country pate was really really good, flavored with smoked bacon throughout.

Just wanted to shout that out.

Other good charcuterie experiences? I really loved the head cheese at Fraiche recently. Tete de veau persillé.

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  1. I've always been curious about that place. How is the rest of the food?

    1. Do they make it there or is it from the french bakery/pate place on Jefferson near LaCienega?

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      1. re: Burger Boy

        Tell me more please....what is this place?

        I've googled, found Normandie Pâté. Is that what you mean? I've never been there. Is it really good?

        Michel Richard calls all their pates--they have 5 or so--"pâté maison," so I assume homemade. I had the charcuterie plate for lunch, so I had 3 of the 5 plus saucisson à l'ail -- the bacony country paté, a liver paté and a duck paté with pistachios. I've been on Normandie's website and their pictured pates don't look like the ones on offer at Michel Richard.

        The bakery is definitely pumping out the homemade stuff, since they popped some incredible almond twists in my mouth fresh out of the oven when I admired the tray they were cooling on.

      2. Haven't had their duck pate in years, but I still occasionally dream about it.

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        1. re: lindamller

          funny to see this post resurrected tonight. For I have just signed on after my dinner, my wife and I had earlier today stopped by the new Maison Michel--it is very attractive and can't wait to eat there. But we were buying pates to take home, and I literally just finished eating the duck pate, and the parsleyed ham terrine. Also the salmon wrapped around a poached egg in aspic. So classic and so good.

          1. re: George

            on a related note, I really love the charcuterie at Le Saint Amour.

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            Le Saint Amour
            9725 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232