i am a belly of many, many words, but for this one, i want to shut my pie hole and share my pictures instead. thank you danny, aka kungfoodpanda for organizing yet another delicious meal for jackie, kate, remil, fiona, d, and moi to enjoy. but most importantly, thank you chef benjamin bailly for hitting another feast out of the ball park. it was truly delicious and i can't wait to come back to fraiche for more!
smoked trout rillettes ($8) and pate on bread to tease the tastebuds.
frisee aux lardons with oeuf pane ($14). do not be intimidated by the deep fried hard boiled egg. this salad is rather delicious and i remember you fondly since our first meeting at petrossian. hello love. did you miss me?
seared daurade royale ($28) on a lovely bed of farro. if i was a dead fish, i would choose a farro death bed as well.
kobe beef cheeks with celery root puree ($28). tender are thy cheeks. i want to pinch thee with the tines of my shiny fork.
moulard duck confit ($26). i loosened my belt buckle for this one. absolutely satisfying and the creamy fregola sarda was 100% ooh la la addictive.
truffle spaghetti (off menu item). effin' brilliant. this dish will drive your nose into a tizzy. the smell of truffles was truly intoxicating and left my head spinning in a lovely way.
sunchokes risotto ($18) with an off menu serving of truffles. omfg. there goes the truffles again. i was under a truffle voodoo and i didn't care one bit to break the spell.
green peas ravioli (off menu item). sweet little pockets for my big mouth.
rabbit garganelli ($22). yes, those really cute, fuzzy wabbits make a good dish.
hand cut maltagliati ($19) with pork ragu.
by the time dessert came out, i was already rolling about from an overly satisfied belly. the desserts were lovely indeed.
chestnut tiramisu ($9) and manjari chocolate pot de creme ($8)
meyer lemon ($8) and caramel pot de creme ($8)
pistachio creme brulee with apricot sorbet ($9). the sorbet was out of control. might i suggest apricot sorbet with a fresh heaping of fruit and make it its own dessert? soooo good.
panettone bread pudding ($9)
chocolate tart with tres leches gelato ($10)
chocolate coulant with peanut butter ice-cream ($12)
apple and pear clafoutis ($9)
9411 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
verdict: omg, i love it!