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ISO Clafouti

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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. 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. 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. White Chocolate Cherry Clafoutis ...

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

        2 Replies
        1. re: degustateur

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

          Merci beaucoup!

          1. re: ipsedixit

            J'ai le plaisir, ipse!

            Bon Appetit!

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

        2. 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

            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.

          2. 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

            1. 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!