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re-introduce me to Les Zygomates?

enhF94 Jul 22, 2012 05:05 AM

BrettLove just mentioned that O Ya and Les Zygomates are very close to each other. I'm flabbergasted because until googling the 21-second walk from O Ya to Les Zyg, I somehow thought of O Ya as "an easy T ride away" and Les Zyg as "can't get there from here."

I've been to Les Zyg twice: once when I was just beginning to learn about food and was wowed, and once a few years later when I was more educated and less impressed. Nonetheless, I'm suddenly excited to return. What's to love? I remember oysters, delicious venison and an unpleasant Tarte Tatin.

Looking at the current menu, I'm curious what the hell "potato mousseline" could possibly mean. I know what potatoes are, and what mousseline means, and these seem a bit... incompatible.

BrettLove's mention: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/859748

  1. hotoynoodle Jul 22, 2012 09:43 AM

    potatoes mousseline are riced potatoes mixed with cream and butter. light in texture, yet dripping with fatty calories, lol. delish!

    http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/po...

    the bistro scene here has come leaps and bounds since the opening of les zyg.

    that being said, its wine list remains interesting and affordable. martinis are a very generous pour. oysters are usually top-notch and charcuterie and pate very good. bar service is usually friendly and well-versed. i don't venture into the dining room anymore or get much other those items when i dine there.

    they do have live music with no cover on some nights which is nice for down that way.

    all in all, it's a solid place for the neighb.

    1. opinionatedchef Jul 22, 2012 09:12 AM

      potato mousseline might be soft pureed potatoes w/ cream and butter, piped out in a vertical cone/spiral.......

      mcslim recently responded to a query of mine about LZ, so try a' search' to see his recs.
      (sorry but 'Sorry i don't remember' (or SIDR) is my middle name now!)

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