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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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    crystaw 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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      New Trial 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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        carter 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 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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          degustateur 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 Jul 23, 2010 09:00 PM

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

            Merci beaucoup!

            1. re: ipsedixit
              degustateur 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

          2. Emme 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?

            1. hnsbmg 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

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