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Mar 4, 2012 07:59 PM

You Can't Get a Cheese Souffle in LA

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. Your previous post is here:

    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?

    7 Replies
    1. re: ipsedixit

      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

        It is inside The Market at Santa Monica Place.

          1. re: Servorg

            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

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

              1. re: maudies5

                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

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

    2. 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.

      1. 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

          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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