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Best frisee salad, please

mocro Jan 19, 2010 05:12 PM

One of my favorite friends is visiting LA next month. We enjoyed the frisee salad with egg and pancetta at Daniel in Vegas last year and she's challenged me to come up with a great one for lunch or dinner in LA. Bouchon? Breadbar?

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  1. Mattapoisett in LA RE: mocro Jan 19, 2010 05:27 PM

    We had an excellent Frisee at Church & State. The egg was so soft poached it became a part of the dressing. it's taste was far and above anything else we had for that meal.

    Church & State
    1850 Industrial Street, Los Angeles, CA 90021

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      Dommy RE: Mattapoisett in LA Jan 19, 2010 09:56 PM

      Yup, it was pretty darn awesome...



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        degustateur RE: Dommy Jan 21, 2010 10:22 AM

        i must agree with both of you, Dommy! That is one wonderful frisee! Gotta mention that the eggs come from Peter Schaner (SM Farmer's Market).

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      Jwsel RE: mocro Jan 19, 2010 05:37 PM

      I am no expert, but I loved the frisee salad I had at Chaya Downtown.

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        lizziee RE: Jwsel Jan 19, 2010 06:35 PM

        It really depends on what part of town you will be staying. Driving in LA is not a fun experience.

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          mocro RE: lizziee Jan 19, 2010 07:53 PM

          I live in Pasadena, but my friend (a former Angeleno) will likely be staying on the westside so anywhere there, the beach, etc. is fine.

      2. Qwendy RE: mocro Jan 19, 2010 06:51 PM

        LAMILL in Silverlake has a great one, and they use coffee in the dressing, yet it isn't intrusive at all, just for the aromatic hit, it really tastes quite French. And the rest of the food is great too, plus a lovely environment for your out of town pal ; )

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          mocro RE: Qwendy Jan 19, 2010 07:54 PM

          Thanks for these ideas all of which I'll check out.

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            cls RE: Qwendy Jan 19, 2010 08:03 PM

            Thanks. I was trying to remember where I had the good frisee aux lardons. LA Mill +1 but not a great dinner spot.

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            noahbites RE: mocro Jan 19, 2010 08:09 PM

            I enjoyed Bouchon's frisee au lardon. I would expect very good things from Church & State's version too.

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              BHAppeal RE: mocro Jan 19, 2010 08:58 PM

              Comme Ca -- On Melrose just East of La Cienega. Solid bistro fare all around. And a great bar to boot.

              1. Bob Brooks RE: mocro Jan 20, 2010 05:11 PM

                Don't forget to consider Bouchon Beverly Hills.

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