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ISO Clafouti

ipsedixit Jul 23, 2010 04:16 PM

The dessert, not the restaurant.

Looking for the classical version made with cherries.

Last time I had a really good clafouti was at Providence several years ago.

So, 'hounds, any leads on a good classical French clafouti in (or around) LA county?


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  1. hnsbmg RE: ipsedixit Jul 23, 2010 04:45 PM

    Sometime in the last five years I had a delicious cherry clafouti at Michael Mina in Vegas, so he probably puts it on his XIV and Stonehill Tavern menus on occasion, although I don't specifically recall it. You might want to check with those restaurants.

    Stonehill Tavern
    St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA 92629

    8117 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

    1. Emme RE: ipsedixit Jul 23, 2010 07:21 PM

      Ortolan had one last time I was there... I think a berry one.

      and last time I was at The Foundry on Melrose they had one. with cherries maybe?

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        degustateur RE: ipsedixit Jul 23, 2010 07:50 PM

        White Chocolate Cherry Clafoutis ...

        The Foundry
        7465 Melrose Avenue
        LA, CA
        (323) 651-0915

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        1. re: degustateur
          ipsedixit RE: degustateur Jul 23, 2010 09:00 PM

          This is perfect degustateur, and it comes with saffron ice cream!

          Merci beaucoup!

          1. re: ipsedixit
            degustateur RE: ipsedixit Jul 25, 2010 05:26 PM

            J'ai le plaisir, ipse!

            Bon Appetit!

            Bon Appetit
            1801 Century Park E Ste 330, Los Angeles, CA 90067

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          carter RE: ipsedixit Jul 23, 2010 08:31 PM

          While we are at the height of cherry season, a clafouti at this time of year seems a bit more than heavy, given the weather.
          Is it typically made during cherry season, or do they substitute freeze-dried, or some other variety of cherry for fresh ones?

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          1. re: carter
            degustateur RE: carter Jul 23, 2010 08:46 PM

            Traditionally, cherry clafoutis is a seasonal dish made with fresh, whole cherries. It is best when made at the peak of cherry season. In my childhood home, we typically enjoyed it as a mid-summer dish at Sunday brunch. Sweet memories of long ago.

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            New Trial RE: ipsedixit Jul 24, 2010 12:18 AM

            I was at Tavern earlier this week and saw a warm apricot and cherry clafoutis with
            poured almond cream on the dessert menu (served for two).

            11648 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

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              crystaw RE: ipsedixit Jul 26, 2010 05:34 PM

              The only experience I've had were the ones I made for some potlucks. You should try it-it's pretty darn easy though I'm not sure how "classical" the one I made was!

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