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Sep 10, 2011 05:59 AM

Best dinner I ate this week and best lunch - what's yours?

Last Sunday night was the best dinner of the week - R&D on Montana where we waited outside in the RAIN (two drops). Great Sunday night ambiance - upbeat, nice service and not too loud - I had the wild mushroom meat loaf with spinach and mashed potatoes - just truly delicious.

Best lunch was yesterday at La Frite in Woodland Hills.
I yearn for Frenchy little places from the time I lived in France when you could not get a bad meal and the Euro had not come into being yet.

La Frite is just a charming place with a patio, an interior seating area looking out to the patioi and then an interior kind of pub seating area. We sat overlooking the patio and stayed for most of the afternoon where people were coming and going - the restaurant does not close.

Mme Zoe who has a life long love affair with Salad Nicoise pronounced the huge bowl to the the real thing except for the vineagrette which was not up to HER vinaegrett (wish I could spell this). I had a taste of Shrimp Bisque (did not order it) and then a stunning pate plate with cornishons, salad, thin slices of bread and three huge portions of pate de campaign, duck pate and a silky chicken liver mousse. We shared a home made strawberry rhubarb crisp with a scoop of vanilla icecream - what a great lunch - really exceptional

La Frite
22616 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

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  1. best TWO dinners this week were both had at FIG (one last night, the other the night before).
    thanks to the poster on this board TonyC, i've become firmly addicted to the place.
    I just put myself in the hands of Eric, their charcuterie guy.
    he creates a cheese flight for me, and he already knows my tastes.
    my daughter, when she accompanies me always has as her "base meal" there, a serving of eric's hand-kneaded mozzarella served with hand-macerated pesto, along with a plate of prosciutto. then, depending on how she feels, she'll add a salad or we'll share a salad.

    tonight we will be going to Mariscos Chente's/Coni'Seafood.

    718 S San Jacinto Ave, San Jacinto, CA 92583

    1. Lunch 1.-Sea Harbour dim sum. I love those great fried sticky rice balls with liquefied egg yolk inside.
      2. Unami Burger Santa Monica's Bacon-Wrapped Scallop Burger. Chopped scallops, braised pork belly, yuzu and sweet chili. It was really good.
      Dinner- Pizzera Mozza. Had the wonderful egg, guanciale, radicchio, begna cudad pizza and of course the butterscotch budino.

      Pizzeria Mozza
      6602 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

      sea harbour
      3939 Rosemead Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770

      1. Dinner: Mori Sushi (omakase)
        Lunch: Chimu (polla la brasa)

        Mori Sushi
        11500 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064