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La Cachette Restaurant
C hef/Owner Jean Francois started his journey as a chef at a very young
age at the three-star Troisgros restaurants in Roanne and his search for
excellence led him to such restaurant as Le Chapou Fin in Bordeaux, L'Archestrade
and Chiberta in Paris.
La Cachette's Party coordinator specializes in creating, along with Jean
Francois, a set menu custom tailored to all customer's particular needs,
tastes, and budget. There are many options at La Cachette, and they pride
themselves on making each and every event in this special place an event
is the ultimate example of fine dining in Los Angeles. Hailed as "the best seafood in Southern California" by the internationally recognized Zagat Guide, Water Grill has consistently offered dazzling fish preparations of superior quality and freshness.
The atmosphere is world class - fine wood, soft lighting and an intimate
table arrangement - and it creates warm, inviting, and friendly spaces
to dine. The staff is completely dedicated to your dining experience.
The wine cellar is superb.
"What sets Water Grill apart, I think, is our ingredients. We have
the best fish in Los Angeles, period. There's no doubt about it in terms
of quality of the raw materials. I think that's probably our biggest selling
point. Then we prepare it in a simple way using the best ingredients so
as not to mask the flavor of the fish. We don't do crusts or big spice
mixes. It's more about presenting the fish in a simple way so that you
can really enjoy what the fish actually tastes like. "
176 N. Cañon Dr. (Wilshire Blvd.) Beverly Hills, CA, 90210
T his is the restaurant that propelled owner/chef Wolfgang Puck into
the international culinary spotlight. He deserves every accolade for raising
California cuisine to a totally tantalizing gastronomic experience, using
only the finest West Coast produce. The proof is in the tasting: roasted
cumin lamb on lentil salad with fresh coriander and yogurt chutney, fresh
oysters with green chili and black pepper mignonette, grilled free-range
chickens, and grilled Alaskan baby salmon. The biggest seller is not on
the menu, so ask: It's known as the Jewish pizza, with cream cheese and
smoked salmon as toppings. As for Puck's incredible desserts, they're
on Weight Watchers' Most Wanted List. This is the place to see People
magazine live, but you'll have to put up with the noise in exchange. Be
safe: Make reservations at least two weeks in advance.
A "classic" that's "constantly evolving", this Beverly
Hills "flagship of the Wolfgang Puck empire" is "synonymous
with LA glamour and Californian cuisine", staying true to its culinary
roots with chef Lee Hefter's "inventive" cuisine and pastry
chef Sherry Yard's desserts that "continue to amaze"; fans "go
for the foie gras three ways" without worry, since all the "cardiologists
of BH are nearby", and "even a nobody is made to feel like somebody"
in this "power hangout."
Address: 9023 E. Washington Blvd., Pico Rivera, CA 90660.
44 years in business.
Romantic, candlelit tables overlook a quiet brook creating a truly unique
dining experience. Inventive vegetarian, macrobiotic and organic specialties
are featured here. The many salads, seafood dishes and pastas are all
appealing and made with only the freshest organic ingredients.