Had a holiday lunch today at La Cachette.
Nice ambience, nice waiter, food fine, if not particularly memorable.
After lunch, I ordered tea. Waiter brings by big box with bags of tea for me to choose. This is my absolute pet peeve with so-called upscale restaurants. Would they serve packets of instant coffee?
Anyway, took a bag of jasmine. Waiter brings cup and pot of lukewarm water. Jasmine tea undrinkable (do they make a Grade F tea?). Replaced with Darjeerling. Better than the jasmine, but not much (think Grade D, not F).
Really sour finish to the meal. Made me feel like I was in Peoria, not L.A. (most nicer restaurants in New York like the Four Seasons, for example, actually serve real tea).
So my question is does anyone know of any non-Asian restaurants in Los Angeles that actually serve anything other than insipid bagged tea?