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la tache burger | Jun 28, 2009 04:30 PM

Shockingly superb meal last night. Creativity through the roof and deliciousness to match. Poached egg on french toast with black truffles -- wanted six more right away. Chorizo, cantaloupe, cornichon -- which meant a cold soup (this was the chorizo pureed!) with chunks of fresh cantaloupe, with a cornichon ice cream!! And it tasted great. Polenta with oxtail -- just what it sounds like and stunning, another dish I wanted more of right away. Scallops with spinach and curry -- good but not as great as the others so far. Best dish of the night for me: duck with a carrot cake coulis -- unbelievably genius and immediately my favorite carrot cake in town, even though obviously it's not a carrot cake. But it is. But it's not, of course, it's a duck dish that went brilliantly with our RED burgundy!!! Veal sweetbreads with fois gras and mustard and sour kraut -- the sour kraut was some gelee. The whole thing was trippy and delicious. Pork belly was nothing special to my taste but it is possible my senses were too overwhelmed to notice its genius. Dessert: panna cotta in a caramel sauce with caviar. Heaven. All in all nothing short of spectacular. Memorable. Genius. Fun.

Note: this was the first time I've ever had Ludo's food, most creative meal I've ever eaten in LA, and not studied at all, whimsical ...

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