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Roast Leg of Goat

i thought roasted cabbage with the lemon would cut thru the richness as it's simple and the lemon counters the dates. but i see yr point - mediterranean is right and like yr potato recipe...thnx!

Feb 20, 2012
countrygirl in Home Cooking

Roast Leg of Goat

Thank you...this sounds perfect. I agree...keep it simple & found this recipe for roasted cabbage with lemon: http://bit.ly/ylvCha ...different...I'm going to test it first. Love Wolfert & love parsley. Great suggestions!

Feb 20, 2012
countrygirl in Home Cooking

Roast Leg of Goat

Making a rich date sauce to go with...the Wall St. Journal's recipe: http://on.wsj.com/yLvs1i

Feb 20, 2012
countrygirl in Home Cooking

Roast Leg of Goat

What are some great sides to serve with roast goat?

Feb 19, 2012
countrygirl in Home Cooking

Good Beer Bottle Shop in LA

they do let you break a six pack

Dec 04, 2011
countrygirl in Los Angeles Area

Looking for source for Black Bottle Whisky

Thanks so much for that resource. Checked it out & will keep it in mind. Luckily and unexpectedly, Wally's has 9 bottles. Off to west LA!

Thanks to chowhounders & here's the recipe as to why I'm looking for Black Bottle scotch:
Four on the Floor - cocktail at Hungry Cat
1 oz Black Bottle scotch
1 oz Buffalo Trace bourbon
1 oz Carpano Antica
1 oz Maraschino originale

Stir Stir Stir over ice. Pour into chilled coupe. Enjoy!

Dec 04, 2011
countrygirl in Los Angeles Area

Looking for source for Black Bottle Whisky

Thnx SilverlakeGirl...geographically Los Feliz and will try Red Carpet. Found a bottle online at Wally's but have to call to be sure. Will also try Top Line in Glendale. Appreciate yr help.

Dec 04, 2011
countrygirl in Los Angeles Area

Looking for source for Black Bottle Whisky

Hello Chowhounds...I'm looking for Black Bottle Whisky as it seems to have disappeared from LA. Anyone spot a bottle in the area? Will drive for scotch! Thanks!

Dec 03, 2011
countrygirl in Los Angeles Area

Comme Ca...worst fries I've ever had.

I grew up eating fries, English style with vinegar, eaten the best fries in Belgium, had great to so-so fries everywhere, and never have I had such awful fries. Everyone at my table agreed, altho' I must say, some were eaten because they were fries, but this is inexcusable for a wanna be brasserie. Tasted like they were made from reconstituted potato flakes or something. The bread is outstanding - it comes from Boule; excellent cheese selection; excellent oysters; the steak - so-so.

Dec 10, 2007
countrygirl in Los Angeles Area

Intelligentsia Coffee...boring, sanitized & oh so precious

Thanks for all suggestions of where to find a good espresso. Look forward to the Culver City Italian caffe. I need to clarify that the Italian coffee that I use as my gold standard is made at Caffe Italia in Montreal, not Italy. It isn't burnt nor does it have any bitterness as some have characterized Italian coffee. There are actually several great cafes in Montreal serving exceptional coffee. Nothing precious. Please let me know if you stumble across a good cuppa here.

Sep 10, 2007
countrygirl in Chains

Intelligentsia Coffee...boring, sanitized & oh so precious

There's a point at which you can try just too hard. Intelligentsia's coffee has been so scientifically calibrated that they have managed to reduce all coffee's character to a boringly smooth semi-hot drink. I tried a variety of drinks, hot, cold, regular coffee, cappucino, and none of them passed my coffee standard which is Italian coffee (can't be found in LA, by the way.) If you've ever had real Italian espresso, then you know what coffee should be. I wonder if the tastemakers at Intelligentsia have ever had the real thing? Too bad. It's a great location and looks great. Boo hoo.

Sep 10, 2007
countrygirl in Chains

Osteria Mozza...nothing to write home about

I guess I would say there were no WOW flavors. It all just tasted average. The ingredients were fine, of course, the portions were more than enough. I've had terrific meals at La Terza - not all but some, Il Grano is fabulous. The disappointment is that the place didn't sing. Wait, the grilled bread in olive oil was outstanding and so was the whole grain bread - eating it plain or dipped in olive oil...taste, texture, crust was perfection. I would have been happy with this for my whole meal and a couple of glasses of wine. This is probably not much help.

Jul 24, 2007
countrygirl in Los Angeles Area

Osteria Mozza...nothing to write home about

With so much hype, they can hardly be blamed for not living up to it but still it disappoints. First of all, the restaurant looks like a Pottery Barn catalogue - clean lines, almost antiseptic, and no imagination. There is no sense of place. I could have been sitting in a showroom. The food was simply 'there'. Had the antipasti burrata from Puglia, the gnocchi, the much touted pork. None of it raised my heartbeat. Well, I tried it...NEXT!

Jul 24, 2007
countrygirl in Los Angeles Area

Steak Tartare...the real thing...

you're right tho'...i've had it both ways, and i'm just looking for delicious...thnx to everyone...

Jul 06, 2007
countrygirl in Los Angeles Area

Steak Tartare...the real thing...

If you've found it mushy, its been over ground; bland...shouldn't be if the best high quality meat was used. Chopped is fine but I found the Fraiche tartare too chunky so it wasn't able to meld the ingredients. And I'm not sure it had a raw egg yolk, a must. Hoping to find the real thing!

Jul 05, 2007
countrygirl in Los Angeles Area

Steak Tartare...the real thing...

The best steak tartare I ever had was in Munich...a bit far to go, so where's great steak tartare in LA? Note: I had the steak tartare at Fraiche and, maybe they think it's cute, but they serve the meat chopped instead of freshly ground...it simply is not the same dish. I'm looking for the real thing. Thanks.

Jul 05, 2007
countrygirl in Los Angeles Area

Roscoe's...not so good...anymore...

on Gower

May 16, 2007
countrygirl in Los Angeles Area

Roscoe's...not so good...anymore...

Roscoe's, on Gower, used to be one of my favorite and satisfying brunch/lunch meals but I was dismayed, today, to find that the waffles tasted completely different (new mix?) and had a weird texture. The chicken, which has always been juicy and tender, was dry and tasteless. I feel like crying. Am I wrong...has there been a change or is this just an anomaly?

May 16, 2007
countrygirl in Los Angeles Area