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L'Epicerie Market Culver City: First Impression

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L'Epicerie Market Culver City: First Impression

keepon | Dec 3, 2010 06:46 AM

After much delay, Thierry Perez's (Fraiche) French inspired cafe/restaurant/market was opened on Dec 1, and went in for lunch yesterday. Disclaimer:not a huge fan of Fraiche, but want to give it a try.

It's an interesting space, where you can either get food/drink/pastry to go, dine in at tables or bar, or simply picking up wine and cheese. .

Lunch options are: soup, salad, sandwich, crepe. Love the fact you can order half portion for salad & sandwich. Dinner seems more intriguing, tapas menu with items such as bellota ham. Most dishes are priced at $7.

So a run down of the dishes:
Beets Salad w/ poached egg: LOVE the steamy egg with runny yolk that brought great flavors to the salad. Beets were well cooked, just wished they were not such huge chunk. A winner.

Baguette Sandwich with ham, cheese, lettuce: Very disappointed with the bread: soft with no bite. Highlight was the butter that brought all the elements together. A bit of a disappointment.

Coffee: Blue Bottle!! Ya, it's good. I'll go back for this as Dripbar doesn't come by Westside often.

Macaroon: Got Almond, Orange, Hazelnut. Orange was way too sweet, but went well with coffee. My last macaroon was Laduree in Paris so probably not fair comparison, I just hope these had more of a crunch when you bite into.

Took a long time to catch someone's attention to order, but food came out fast. Still want to go back to try out the tapas dinner/happy hour. If you like Fraiche you will probably like this place - that's my impression.

L'Epicerie Market
9900 Culver Blvd,
Culver City

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Fraiche
9411 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

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