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post-Oscars fine dining ideas?

We ended up at STK. Restaurant was accomodating, friendly, and with pleasant atmosphere.

Jul 21, 2009
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post-Oscars fine dining ideas?

OK. Thanks!

Feb 20, 2009
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post-Oscars fine dining ideas?

Very kind of you to follow up. Various members of the group have voted down Katsuya and Cafe Des Artists. I'll look into Citzen Smith. Thanks.

Feb 13, 2009
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post-Oscars fine dining ideas?

I'm open to ANY suggestions at this point... by "terrible" do you mean "inedible"? That probably won't go over well...

Feb 09, 2009
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POP Champagne and Dessert Bar (Pasadena)

Went in January. The entrees (Truffled Mac & Cheese) were tasty, but served to us lukewarm. When we mentioned it to the waitress, Chef Emily herself came out to apologize and comp'd us dessert. Really liked their Chilled Strawberry & Rosehips Consomme, and Poached Pear. It's a nice late night dessert place.

Jan 31, 2009
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post-Oscars fine dining ideas?

Kress not open on Sundays, but like the idea tho!

Jan 31, 2009
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post-Oscars fine dining ideas?

Yup, did Wokano post show last year. It was nice winding down there afterwards. I definitely recommend it.

Jan 30, 2009
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post-Oscars fine dining ideas?

A BIG THANKS for all your ideas... haven't been invited to any post-show parties, that's why the big search for a nice restaurant afterwards since we're all dressed up! Now I have Comme Ca, STK (tho they said there's a possiblity the restaurant may be bought out that night), and The Bazaar on my radar. Would love to hear more suggestions.

Jan 30, 2009
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post-Oscars fine dining ideas?

Thanks to everyone for providing suggestions. I'm now expanding my search to something along the lines of The Kress or One Sunset... but neither place is open on Sunday evenings.

Last year's show was 3hrs 52 mins long, so assuming it will run as long this year and it starts at 5:30pm, it's likely the show won't end until 9:30pm. Which means I won't actually be able to get on the road until 10pm. So please keep those ideas coming! Thanks!

Jan 26, 2009
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post-Oscars fine dining ideas?

Last year all restaurants at H&H were closed on that day... the only food option at H&H is Twist at the Renaissance and not interested in that.

Jan 24, 2009
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post-Oscars fine dining ideas?

I just called Spago and they said their last seating is at 9:15pm.

Jan 24, 2009
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post-Oscars fine dining ideas?

Yeah with last year's show by the time you work your way out of the theater and get your car, it's more like 9:45pm. I really need a restaurant that stays open late.
Unfortunately Craft closes at 9pm on Sunday. 9:30 for Jar....
I've been searching for hours. Help!!

Jan 23, 2009
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post-Oscars fine dining ideas?

Going to the Oscars, which of course is a Sunday night. Need to find a restaurant that is open past 10pm to eat afterwards (something that doesn't close until midnight would be great, though maybe 11pm would be doable). Doesn't have to be ultra fancy restaurant, just a spot where a group wouldn't feel weird arriving in tuxes and gowns... Closer to Hollywood & Highland would be nice, but willing to drive a bit. Really need help! Thanks.

Jan 23, 2009
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Ginger-Scallion sauce

The chicken and sauce you're describing is a Cantonese dish. It's pretty easy to make the ginger-green onion sauce at home. Chop up 2 or 3 green onion stalks, grate young ginger (available at 99 Ranch) until you have about 3 tablespoons and put together in a heat-proof bowl. Heat up a couple tablespoons of corn oil in a pan, pour the oil over the chopped onion and ginger mixture. Stir in some salt to taste, and if you have it, a pinch of powdered ginger. Dip poached chicken into the sauce.

I've made this ginger-onion sauce with bottled minced ginger too. You can adjust everything to taste.

Sam Woo BBQ gives a tiny little plastic container of the ginger-onion sauce when you buy their chicken. Better to make a generous amount of fresh sauce at home!

Apr 22, 2008
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Conversation Starting Chocolate Gift?

Any recommendations for a "wow" type chocolate gift for a bridal shower? I don't want to do mini cupcakes, that seems kinda ordinary. I'm already aware of the high end chocolate shops like Boule, Teuscher, Vosges. I want something different. Something along the lines of LA Burdick's chocolate mice (http://www.burdickchocolate.com/item-...) would be great. Ideas?

A shop in Los Angeles would be helpful since I need it for this weekend. Thanks!

Apr 21, 2008
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PLEASE HELP W/ MY CHINESE WEDDING BANQUET

Try Mission 261 (http://www.mission261.com) Very elegant, upscale atmosphere. My parents who hate the crowded, dingy places don't mind paying a little extra to come here because there's plenty of elbow room between tables and it's reminiscent of the white glove presentation that you'd get at fancy Hong Kong banquet places. I've only been there for dim sum but everything is beautifully presented. Service is OK for dim sum, don't know how it is for banquets.

Jan 31, 2007
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Recommendations for a Chinese tea shop?

Not a Chinese tea shop, but I was at Chado in Pasadena (http://www.chadotea.com/) this weekend and found Lung Ching tea leaves for $7.95/oz. Had it with the afternoon tea, very smooth.

Dec 18, 2006
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