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Bastide gets 3 1/2 Stars from Virbila

risottoman Oct 29, 2008 12:24 PM

I'm actually quite surprised. She hasn't doled out this many since Spago (at least in LA, I think she gave Joel Robuchon in LV 4 Stars).

Has anyone been there lately? This reminds me of Bruni reviewing fantastically expensive places despite economic downturn. I know I won't be going anytime soon. No way I'm blowing all that cash (although if I had it, you know I would).

By the way, how do you pronounce Bastide? (I'm assuming like salt cod brandide and Candide, Voltaire's work, it's like Bas-TAHD, but it's probably most often pronounced bas-TEED).

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    RicRios RE: risottoman Oct 29, 2008 12:33 PM

    Wine list & wine service top notch. All the rest is not.
    Food forgettable.
    FOH stiff & absolutely obnoxious, all waiters pretending they speak French, very annoying.
    Sorry, no macaroons as far as Yours Truly is concerned.

    1. Chowpatty RE: risottoman Oct 29, 2008 01:28 PM

      the salt cod is brandade, not brandide, so it's brahn-dahd. Baside, like Candide, is Bas-teed and Can-deed.

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        risottoman RE: Chowpatty Oct 29, 2008 01:37 PM

        Ah, good point Pat. I guess it is bas-teed.

      2. J.L. RE: risottoman Oct 30, 2008 12:41 AM

        Virbila's picks have been inconsistent with my experiences. But hey, that's part of what makes the world go round.

        Bastide is pronounced bas-TEED.

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          Servorg RE: J.L. Oct 30, 2008 08:27 AM

          Is it true that, Pytka is pronounced bas- TARD?

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