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wrldtrvl Feb 27, 2012 02:22 PM

Given the weather out, my mind turned to my favorite soup, French Onion. Any suggestions for the best restaurant at which to order French Onion soup in the greater San Diego area? Price not an issue--authentic, deep rich stock, etc. Thanks!!

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    Beach Chick Feb 27, 2012 05:15 PM

    It's been awhile but the Bo-Beau Kitchen and Bar in OB has a lovely French Onion soup and other bistro items...really like this place.
    Dobson's in the Gaslamp has the best damn mussel bisque en croute on the planet..

    www.cohnrestaurants.com/restaurants-m...

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      foodiechick Feb 27, 2012 08:36 PM

      And.....cue Fake Name. ;D

    2. foodiechick Feb 27, 2012 08:38 PM

      Actually, thanks for this post. You inspired my dinner choice this evening. Homemade french onion soup...at home. Perfect!

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        wrldtrvl Feb 27, 2012 08:43 PM

        I have made my own but I never seem to be able to get as tasty a broth as the best French Onion soups that I have had....

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          Beach Chick Feb 28, 2012 06:38 AM

          Broth is the mothership...

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            cstr Feb 28, 2012 07:10 AM

            A generous splash of cognac while cooking the onions might be what's missing.

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              Beach Chick Feb 28, 2012 07:15 AM

              a splash of cognac to the onions, a splash of cognac for me....repeat
              ; )

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                cstr Feb 28, 2012 07:22 AM

                but of course, always a splash or 2 when cooking....right??

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                  Beach Chick Feb 28, 2012 07:29 AM

                  ; D

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            Beach Chick Feb 28, 2012 06:39 AM

            How was your FOS?

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              foodiechick Feb 28, 2012 10:30 AM

              Fantastic, thanks for asking. I kicked myself that I don't think to make it more often! cstr is right about the cognac, I also use a bit of jarred, prepared demi-glace.

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            Cathy Feb 28, 2012 11:07 AM

            I really think Loic makes the best French onion soup. If you look at a map, it's kind of in the center of San Diego County...

            http://loicrestaurant.com/

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              pickypicky Feb 28, 2012 12:31 PM

              WHAT IS up with this? My husband came home last night and made amazing FOS for dinner. And yes, with cognac, crouton, cheese et al. Homemade broth. . .

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                jmtreg Feb 28, 2012 01:25 PM

                On a slightly unrelated note, on Sunday I made genovese sauce, a Neapolitan ragu made from meat (chuck roast), wine, and onions. The results were like a cross between pot roast and french onion soup (minus the broth). Toss with some penne, some pecorino, and some pepper, and you have a really good meal.

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                  cstr Feb 28, 2012 01:33 PM

                  Any left overs??

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                    jmtreg Feb 29, 2012 01:51 PM

                    There were, but they formed the basis of Monday's dinner as well.

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