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Cafe Pinot

Hungry Helga Mar 16, 2006 01:18 PM

Just had an exception 6-course dinner prepared by Mark Gold last night in celebration of a 20th wedding anniversary. He does not disappoint. The second course had a small portion of BLiS maple syrup that was so wonderful. Do any of you Chowhounds know where I can purchase this heavenly maple syrup?

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    Fat Billie Mar 14, 2007 10:55 PM


    1. eezerik Mar 14, 2007 05:39 PM

      went there today for monkfish and beet salad as well as brown sugar overturned carrot cake.

      The latter was good. I enjoyed the lunch except they RUSHED everything. They kept taking dishes away from me but since I was being wined and dined for an interview, I did not mind. If I had to pay for myself I might think twice?

      Overall some service issues, food was aiite!

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        runningpig Mar 21, 2006 02:16 PM

        I agree with you! I took my mom to dinner there and had a wonderful night. Our waitress was exceptional, quite accomodating and knowledgeable. The chef prepared a gnocci for us that is no longer on the menu and it was wonderful. The environment was very relaxing yet pristine. I preferred this to Zucca and Nick and Stefs Steakhouse and would put it on the same level as Pinot Bistro.

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          Aristotelian Mar 19, 2006 09:54 PM

          Overpriced and unoriginal. We had a hepatitis scare there after a $200+ meal for four. Ended up wasting the entire weekend. Never going back, ever!

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            GI Joe Mar 20, 2006 02:45 AM

            I don't know about the maple syrup, but I have been to Cafe Pinot and Pinot Hollywood multiple times and have always come away disappointed. The food is passable, but mediocre and is a very poor value for the price. After repeated experiences at these places, I am not a Patina restaurant fan.

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              alf1052 Dec 12, 2008 06:03 PM

              Agree. Can't believe they are so sucessful. Putting there name on the joint in the plaza @ the Music Center shows how much respect they have for anyone.

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                RicRios Dec 12, 2008 06:06 PM

                "Can't believe they are so sucessful"

                Easy, key word spells EM-A-EF-I-A.

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            staggerlee Mar 16, 2006 01:23 PM

            mikuni wild harvest. they have a website where you can puchase it

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              Hungry Helga Mar 16, 2006 09:59 PM

              Hey Staggerlee, thanks so much. It looks like a great website.

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