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Minimang | Jan 18, 200808:52 AM     6

I thought I would update the reviews on this cute little bistro on Mission in South Pasadena. I have to say I was happy with my visit. It could have been because it was a Wednesday evening and there were few people there but the service was fine.

The only food I can complain about was the burnt, dry, brittle, grilled baguette slices and rock hard butter that were presented to go with our olives and wine upon seating. The wine list was fine for me. I wasn't overwhelmed but had enough to choose from. Our waitress was knowledgeable on the wines and all dishes. My colleague had some kind of starter salad, to tell you the truth I didn't pay much attention to it, but she enjoyed it. I don't do starters, I only order Entrees otherwise I get too full and don't enjoy my meal. I had the scallops with tri colored cauliflower, tomato coulis in a buerre blanc (please excuse my horrific spelling). The scallops were perfectly seared on the outside and buttery, tender, sweet goodness on the inside. The veg was al dente and that is very important to me, mushy veg makes me send the entire dish back to the kitchen. My colleague had the black cod, it looked fabulous and was flaky, moist and excellent according to her. Full of wine and food we passed on dessert.

I will go back, though I understand what you are saying about the kitchen staff. When we arrived the chef was sitting at the bar chatting up the rest of the staff. When I explained that I saw them on Vista LA last weekend and had to try it, he commented without even looking up from the bar. Quite rude. I will chalk his lack of manners up to the brooding artist thingy...

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