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Annual Scandinavian Fest: April 19 & 20 '08

Hi: I danced with the Swedish Folk Dance Club and have many fond memories of Vasa Park (my family helped build it) as well as the Cal Luthern Festival...Vasa Park has 3 festivals each year. The first one is Children's Day, usually at the end of April. The second is Midsommer, usually the weekend closest to June 21 and the third is the Marknad (Marketplace) in September (where hand made crafts and Swedish imports can be had) Although fun and cultural, none of these really have the authentic Swedish food experience...boy do I miss Gustaf Anders!

Mar 13, 2008
slowdownmama in Los Angeles Area

From Brooklyn to LA, where should I go?

all the places mentioned by amoretiqnes above are good...also:
Wilshire: good food, stay for the night-life, table out on the deck if it's nice out
Giraffe
Comme Ca: David Meyers new place (he's the chef at Sona)
Whist
Josies

Feb 26, 2008
slowdownmama in Los Angeles Area

Thoughts on Nico's or Fora in Naples?

we actually did something pretty brave and took a party of 12 to Michaels 2 weeks after they opened...I know, I know, BUT we had a fantastic meal and the service was decent. The staff is working hard at getting up to the caliber of the food and decor. We met Michael and his wife and they shared with us that they brought the chef over from Italy. We tried several dishes and nothing to complain about. The wine list is very nice. We'll be going back with just a few of us to check them out further (just to make sure the fun our group was having didn't influence our opinion of the food!) Worth a try.

Feb 26, 2008
slowdownmama in Los Angeles Area

Foie Gras in Los Angeles

yes, so i'm a foie gras junkie, try:
sona
hatfields
melisse
you might want to call first, as some places don't have it every night, enjoy!

Feb 26, 2008
slowdownmama in Los Angeles Area

Need help finding an OC caterer for my wedding

I have been at a wedding with the food done by Primal Alchemy, (Chef Paul Buchanan) ...if you want seasonal, sustainable, gourmet food, he's the one. It was the best food I have ever had at a wedding. I went into the kitchen to get his card and ended up talking to him for a few minutes at the end of the night. He is pretty passionate about food and wine and shared with me that he even grows some of his own food! Good luck! www.primalalchemy.com, the number on his card is 562-400-5659 (it says "cooking what nature provides" on his card)

Feb 26, 2008
slowdownmama in Los Angeles Area