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bullocks wilshire-event w/original menu

petradish Jun 30, 2004 04:24 PM

i thought i'd pass this on to those who'd like to recapture some of the old tea room spirit.

a summer day at bullocks wilshire-july 24 2004

"tour this beautiful restored architectural jewel...complete your visit w/lunch or high tea from the original bullocks wilshire menu in the legendary tea room."

gen public $55. reservations required, seating extremely limited


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    torta basilica Jul 1, 2004 11:14 AM

    My daughter has a huge swim meet that day, but if anyone hears of them doing this on other dates, pls advise!

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      cvc Jun 30, 2004 10:33 PM

      I received a message from John Kohler (?) and he said that the luncheon menu would be a choice of the Wilshire Cobb Salad or Chinese Chicken Salad and that dessert hadn't been chosen but would probably be fresh fruit and some sort of pie. I called back and left the message to please offer the mile high coconut cream pie. The one tea tour will offer a selection of finger sandwiches and pastries. Who knows.

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        Paige H. Jun 30, 2004 07:24 PM

        My mom used to take me to the original tea when I was a little girl. I now have a seven month old son. I was very excited to hear about this and was even more thrilled to call and make reservations for us.

        Thank you so much - you have no idea how fabulous this is for us!

        p.s. I think I'll have my son wear his Chowhound baby t-shirt!!

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        1. re: Paige H.
          corydon Jun 30, 2004 07:50 PM

          I used to cook at Bullocks. I called the number and the event is being catered by Kensington caterers. Not sure if they got the old recipe book but it would be a great nostalgia fest if so.

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          cvc Jun 30, 2004 04:26 PM

          Thank you! Do you know if they'll be serving the amazing mile high cocount cream pie?

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            petradish Jun 30, 2004 04:32 PM

            sorry, that's all i know.

            1. re: petradish
              TE Jun 30, 2004 05:57 PM

              Not really. You supplied a telephone number; whoever answers might know what they're serving. Why don't you call it and ask all these people's questions, so they won't have to go to the trouble?

              (Just kidding)

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                cvc Jun 30, 2004 06:24 PM

                Quite right. I just go so excited. I called and left a message for John Kohler who supposedly knows and will call back with exact menu info. I'll keep you posted.

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              Funwithfood Jun 30, 2004 05:17 PM

              And those great popovers! Ahh...the 'good ole days'.

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                JudiAU Jun 30, 2004 10:09 PM

                Don't forget about the excellent version served at the Neiman Marcus cafe.

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                  Dbird Jun 30, 2004 10:45 PM

                  JudiAu, is it Nieman Marcus that also has sublime lobster salad? Is the cafe called Mariposa? Thought I remembered a post re same from you but recent urgent search yielded nothing. (Perhaps should reference unfairly maligned Ruth Lafler of SF)....

                  1. re: Dbird
                    JudiAU Jul 1, 2004 11:21 AM

                    The salad isn't sublime but it is very good, especially after a demitasse of chicken soup and one, perhaps two hot popovers!

                    I would go for soup and popovers alone!

                    Melanie Wong also had a nice post last year.

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