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MSP: La Belle Vie, Porter and Frye: still "got it"??

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Does La Belle Vie still "have it"? We have loved it loved it loved it but not been for a year or two. And what about Porter and Frye? New Chef? Never been, thinking about doing the tasting menu. Thanks.

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  1. I have not been to Porter and Frye for more than a year (and did not love it when I went, but it definitely has a lot of new staff now which could be good or bad).

    We love the lounge at La Belle Vie, but had never been for dinner until we went for our anniversary in June 2009. At least as of a few months ago - it definitely still "had it". We got the tasting menu and everything we were served ranged from very good to fabulous. As an example, my husband generally is not a huge fan of shrimp or lobster, but could not stop raving about the langoustine with saffron we had as our first course. It is quite expensive, but we thought it was definitely worth it.