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You Can't Get a Cheese Souffle in LA

magiccat Mar 4, 2012 07:59 PM

A couple of months ago I asked where I might order one and the consensus (of three) was that I couldn't. I hope someone reading this can refer me to a restaurant serving cheese souffle within the 310, 323 or 213 area code.

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  1. ipsedixit Mar 4, 2012 08:24 PM

    Your previous post is here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/810232

    Of the three posters that responded (myself included), there was no "consensus" that a cheese souffle could not be had in LA.

    Of the three options that were provided to you, only one -- Euro Pane -- is outside of your now stated geographic area. The other two, Literati and Rockenwagner, are within the 310, 323, and 213 area codes.

    What am I missing here, and where have we failed you?

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    1. re: ipsedixit
      Jerome Mar 5, 2012 12:37 AM

      i just looked at the menus. can't find which rockenwagner has a souffle - 3rd st? the bakery in santa monica? culver city? ... literati had a goat cheese one. NOw i"m curious to find a nice gruyere-ish souffle. - couldn't find it on a euro pane website. bouchon?

      1. re: Jerome
        A5 KOBE Mar 5, 2012 08:38 AM

        It is inside The Market at Santa Monica Place.

        1. re: A5 KOBE
          Servorg Mar 5, 2012 08:48 AM

          Is it still extant?

          1. re: Servorg
            A5 KOBE Mar 5, 2012 11:26 AM

            I am assuming they are but I do not go that way too often.

            The bakery/cafe does pretty good for business so I would imagine they are still open.

            1. re: A5 KOBE
              maudies5 Mar 5, 2012 11:35 AM

              Rockenwagner closed at Santa Monica Pl. a few months ago.

              1. re: maudies5
                ilysla Mar 6, 2012 08:38 PM

                I'm pretty sure I walked past a Rockenwagner within the past month near the Promenade.... Let me check....

                Yup, my memory does occasionally work still. =)

                They're also at the Brentwood Farmer's Market (although I don't recall seeing a souffle there).

                1. re: ilysla
                  A5 KOBE Mar 6, 2012 09:15 PM

                  That is a different one, the souffle bakery was located in Santa Monica Place.

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      magiccat Mar 5, 2012 02:23 PM

      I really just want a standard gruyere souffle.

      Irrelevant but historic: When I lived in San Francisco from 1988 through 1995, there was a small and romantic restaurant that served nothing but souffles (with a green salad to start, if I recall correctly.) Salad, cheese souffle, dessert souffle, leave feeling decadent but very happy, and fat but still ready for bed. I don't know if it is still in business nor can I remember what it was called. I have no expectation of such thing at this time, but one souffle would be nice.

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        New Trial Mar 6, 2012 01:58 AM

        Not quite what you had in mind but one of the courses at the Saturday night pork dinner at Scuola di Pizza at Mozza is a fantastic Soffiata di Parmigiano-Reggiano (cheese souffle with a pork ragu).

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        1. re: New Trial
          magiccat Mar 6, 2012 08:12 PM

          That doesn't sound half bad. And I can't think of a single reason not to eat both dishes. Thanks.

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