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Searching for Napoleon

Where can I find a wonderful, fresh & crispy Napoleon in Los Angeles?
It seems easier to find good tart tartins, and croissants but I love napoleons.
I live in Encino but would drive for something wonderful.
Help please...

Oct 05, 2012
tartufo in Los Angeles Area

Gjelina's attitude [Moved from LA board]

Last week I had a reservation at Gjelina for a party of four. In the afternoon our friends had to cancel so I called to modify the reservation and was told NOT TO COME. They did not have a 2 top to seat us at and they wouldn't waste a four top on the two of us. I was stunned. Is this the new MO for trendy restaurants. No concern for goodwill here. Is this the new standard?

May 07, 2009
tartufo in Not About Food

ISO Great fresh Italian sausage in L.A. area

Domingo's Italian Deli in Encino on Ventura Bl. used to have wonderful Italian sausage. I have not bought it in many years but have great memories of it.

Oct 09, 2007
tartufo in Los Angeles Area

Cooking with fresh ginger

How about adding fresh ginger juice to mixed drinks? Sweetened a bit plus fresh lime juice add a punch to so many drinks, with or without alcohol. (try a ginger/lime margarita). Also ginger is a staple of Indian cooking. A great way to always have fresh ginger on hand is to cut your piece of ginger into 1/4 inch slices, place in a small jar and cover over the top with gin, or vodka, screw on the jar top and refrigerate. It will keep forever this way.

Oct 09, 2007
tartufo in Home Cooking

i need a new place to eat in santa barbara [Moved from Los Angeles Area board]

normally go to Cava, or Ca'Dario..we've tried just about all of the oldies (our son went to UCSB for 4+ years so we've been up there alot)

Oct 09, 2007
tartufo in California

i need a new place to eat in santa barbara [Moved from Los Angeles Area board]


Oct 08, 2007
tartufo in California