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Where is THE best Panna Cotta in greater Los Angeles or Orange County?

Where is THE Best Panna Cotta for a fantastic Teacher, Woman, Wife and Mother (same person)?

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  1. Man, do I love panna cotta. Hungry Cat has a great one, but the best I've had was at a place called Mosti in Marina del Rey, on Washington. it was a tangerine panna cotta-but I think it was seasonal.

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    1. re: schrutefarms

      Mosto has "a" panna cotta on their dessert menu (tangerine or no): http://www.mostoenoteca.com/

      1. re: Servorg

        Thinking back, the tangerine panna cotta was definitely a special of the night. It was goooood.

    2. Chef Isaac, formerly of Cucina Paradiso in Palms, now at Il Sole on Sunset makes what has to be the best panna cotta I have ever shared a table with. Completely stellar - I have no idea how he does it. Angels, maybe.

          1. re: jaykayen

            a sushi bar, really???

            how's the sushi here too?


            1. re: kevin

              I like the sushi, it is a bit expensive, but I'm not a big eater anyway. Porthos said he likes the udon.

              Here's Elmo's review that I have seen for the first time while looking for Porthos' opinion; Elmo also says it's the best panna cotta. http://elmomonster.blogspot.com/2008/...

              I thought the panna cotta was really amazing, I even asked the waitress (possibly owner) how they made it, she seemed amused that I liked it so much, said the sauce was really easy, just frozen berries cooked down with sugar and wine.

            1. re: J.L.

              The Brentwood always made a great :Panna Cotta.

            2. Thanks for your suggestions. We will try them out and report back.

              1. Tried the Pecan Panna Cotta at BACO MERCAT last night. Best panna cotta I've had in years and a very surprising flavor profile that totally worked. I'm used to a fruit component for panna cotta. These needed none.

                It's a must try and probably in my top five desserts this year.

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                1. re: revets2

                  Thanks, sounds great, we will definitely try Baco Mercat.

                  1. re: revets2

                    Chef Josef Centeno probably brought it over from the Lazy Ox Canteen

                  2. Bashan in Montrose has a panna cotta dish on their dessert menu and it is absolutely DELICIOUS...

                    "Buttermilk Panna Cotta, Pomegranate granita, kalamata olive caramel, puff pastry biscuits"


                    1. The best I have ever had is the Apricot and Muscat Gelatin Panna Cotta I had at The Bazaar by Jose Andres. We had several desserts the evening we were there and this was by far the best. I still dream about it!!

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                      1. re: WildSwede

                        I enjoyed the panna cotta when we were there as well. Just had a rendition at ANQI by Crustacean in February...lychee with a passion fruit sorbet and basil gelee...that was quite lovely, too.

                        1. re: WildSwede

                          dang, i still gotta get to the bazaar.