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

AMC1210 Apr 3, 2012 06:23 PM

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

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    schrutefarms RE: AMC1210 Apr 3, 2012 07:18 PM

    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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      Servorg RE: schrutefarms Apr 4, 2012 10:36 AM

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

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        schrutefarms RE: Servorg Apr 11, 2012 01:34 PM

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

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      CulverJack RE: AMC1210 Apr 4, 2012 09:58 AM

      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.

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        tissue RE: AMC1210 Apr 4, 2012 11:08 AM


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          jaykayen RE: AMC1210 Apr 4, 2012 12:26 PM

          Sushi Murasaki, Santa Ana

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            kevin RE: jaykayen Apr 4, 2012 03:10 PM

            a sushi bar, really???

            how's the sushi here too?


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              jaykayen RE: kevin Apr 11, 2012 08:57 PM

              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.

          2. J.L. RE: AMC1210 Apr 4, 2012 03:24 PM

            Lazy Ox Canteen.

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              maudies5 RE: J.L. Apr 4, 2012 05:26 PM

              The Brentwood always made a great :Panna Cotta.

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              AMC1210 RE: AMC1210 Apr 4, 2012 07:16 PM

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

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                revets2 RE: AMC1210 Apr 5, 2012 02:49 PM

                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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                  AMC1210 RE: revets2 Apr 5, 2012 04:03 PM

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

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                    AMC1210 RE: revets2 Apr 5, 2012 04:08 PM

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

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                      J.L. RE: AMC1210 Apr 5, 2012 05:53 PM


                  2. mrshankly RE: AMC1210 Apr 6, 2012 01:57 PM

                    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. WildSwede RE: AMC1210 Apr 11, 2012 02:26 PM

                      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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                        attran99 RE: WildSwede Apr 11, 2012 02:54 PM

                        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.

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                          kevin RE: WildSwede Apr 11, 2012 03:20 PM

                          dang, i still gotta get to the bazaar.

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