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alf1052 Dec 7, 2011 12:41 PM

Need a cassoulet fix on the west side. Send info and confit A/S/A/P

  1. Louisiana Mouth Dec 7, 2011 04:50 PM

    Les Saint Amour in Culver City. Very good.

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      New Trial Dec 7, 2011 10:16 PM

      However, at Saint Amour, it is served for two so, unless you are very hungry or like leftovers it is a tad much. L'Epicerie used to have a good one but, last time I was there, it was way too soupy and not deep enough in flavor. La Cachette Bistro has a good rendition. I wonder if Alain Giraud will be offering it at the new Maison Giraud in Pacific Palisades.

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      La Cachette Bistro
      1733 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

      Le Saint Amour
      9725 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

      L'Epicerie Market
      9900 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

      Maison Giraud
      1032 Swarthmore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90272

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        JonSteinberg Dec 8, 2011 11:50 AM

        Lousiana Mouth nailed it. These are the two I would recommend. I should add that I recently had the cassoulet at L'Epicerie, and it was quite excellent. As was the pork belly confit and everything else.

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          Will Owen Dec 8, 2011 09:40 PM

          As I always expect (and welcome!) leftovers when I make cassoulet, the prospect of getting them from Saint Amour only increases my desire to try theirs. The experienced travelling gourmand comes equipped with the wherewithal to transport second helpings … and cassoulet is one of those foods that requires no refrigeration for less than an eight-hour sojourn, no matter what the FDA tries to tell us. In my opinion, it just gets better.

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            Jase Dec 8, 2011 10:39 PM

            Hmm, no one ever told us the Saint Amour version was for two. We always ordered our own and ate it all. I feel like such a pig now.

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              New Trial Dec 9, 2011 01:59 AM

              They used to have it sized for one but when it came back on the menu this Fall it was, sadly, now offered for two (for $45). By the way, LSA is offering Couscous Royal this weekend for $25.

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                Will Owen Dec 9, 2011 03:33 PM

                Well, if I paid $45 for it you BET I'd have it for more than one meal! Thanks for the warning, NT.

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                  New Trial Dec 10, 2011 01:58 AM

                  Had the Couscous tonight and it was very good--duck, lamb, chicken, a meatball of some sort and, of course, merguez, along with some vegetables and nuts in the couscous itself. A little pitcher of harissa on the side to add to taste and you are good to go.

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            alf1052 Dec 8, 2011 03:31 PM

            Grazi!!

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