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The Curious Palate - Mar Vista


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The Curious Palate - Mar Vista

Jase | Dec 12, 2008 05:35 AM

My wife was passing by last night and noticed movement. Pulled over and they are semi-open. Not fully stocked yet. She grabbed a to go menu and a small container of mac and cheese to go. About a 6-8 oz paper cup for $3.75.

Weird, I'm looking at the menu now and its listed for $4.95. Don't know why the difference. Anyway, menu description of the dish is Roth Kase Gruyere Surchoix goat cheese from Sierra Nevade & a cheese of the day, topped with homemade breadcrumbs. I got home late last night and didn't get too much of a description from her. I'm sure she didn't appreciate me keeping her up asking about food. The sacrifices one makes for trying to be a good hound.

My wife thought it was rich and creamy but not overly so, she mentioned liking the gruyere but didn't mention any other cheese. I guess it's a good sign she didn't bother saving any for me? Then again she may have just been hungry.

She said she talked to two owners briefly and they are trying to follow the farm to table philosophy. Menu is a mix of soups, salads, a couple of main dishes and sides. Prices for sandwiches run from $8-10. Salads $10-11. A little disclaimer on the bottom that says "details of our menu depend on what our farmers, fishmongers and butchers have today" The blackboard or online menu is supposed to have daily main and side dish specials.

I looked online and there's only the logo up right now. Anyway, something to keep an eye on. Hours are Tue-Sun 10-8. We may try to stop by this Sunday during our farmer's market visit and see if there's any progress.

Any local CH hounds want to join up for a small informal meet this Sunday at the market before going over to the restaurant? It's short notice but I thought I'd give it a shot. I've placed my email in my profile.

Here's the website for future reference

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