Just moved back to LA from SF and am thrilled to find this community! I thought I'd be sentenced to a life of chain dining, but now I have all of you to help me discover why I should love LA. OK enough beeming-- whaddup with Ortolan? How does it stack up to Bastide (which I LOVED.) I searched the chowhound postings and found nothing. I have reservations in 2 weeks, but need to get into the mood. My mom went there and gushed about it but she has NO food credentials so I don't know what to think. If no one responds, I'll humbly submit a report.