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ISO Christmas / Xmas Eve dinner -- 2006


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ISO Christmas / Xmas Eve dinner -- 2006

Maxmillion | Dec 5, 2006 09:15 PM

Hey 'hounds!

I've done a search, but didn't find anything helpful...

Does anyone have any suggestions for a superb Christmas Eve dinner here in LA? Table for two (me and my husband).

*Prefer a French or an Italian restaurant* (But I am open to any and all suggestions.)

For the record -- over the years we have enjoyed memorable meals in Sydney (Quay) and Paris (Le Carre des Feuillants). Here in LA we had a magnificent feast at BASTIDE, fairly soon after they had opened, with Giraud at the helm. I will never forget his lobster bisque -- it was like liquid gold.

We even went two years in a row to L'ORANGERIE, once with Eme in charge, the next year I forget who. Last year we did a fancy meal (tasting menu) at Providence *before* Christmas eve, and I wasn't all that blown away by it.

So -- can anyone suggest a place where we are likely to have a fantastic and memorable night out? Willing to drop a fair bit of dough, as necessary (but not crazy Joel Robuchon or Urasawa prices...) Superlative wine list is not a priority -- we are more concerned with fine cuisine.

Thanks, in advance.

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