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Pastry Santa Barbara

Bree’osh Brioche Cinnamon Roll (Food of the Week)

Brioche is the primary focus for Nelly Mousseau and Pierre-Yves Henry, France natives who debuted charming Bree’osh bakery in ritzy Montecito Village in September 2015. Their tiny cafe features photo-lined yellow walls, white tile...
Pasta Los Angeles

Spring Strozzapreti (Food of the Week)

For years, big parts of downtown L.A.’s Douglas Building sat vacant on the corner of Spring Street & 3rd Street. However, Church & State owner Yasminn Sarmadi and chef/partner Tony Esnault saw potential in...
French Food Los Angeles

Mélisse Ridgeback Prawns (Food of the Week)

Not many L.A. restaurants still qualify for fine dining status, but Mélisse an aspirational Santa Monica restaurant from Chef Josiah Citrin that dates to 1999, certainly makes the cut. Most nights, their doors only...
French Food San Diego

Addison Pithivier Hiver (Food of the Week)

Several dishes from Chef William Bradley’s dinner at Addison, the marquee restaurant on the grounds of The Grand Del Mar resort could have qualified as my Food of the Week. Bradley’s Alaskan King crab...
Pastry Los Angeles

Maison Giraud Chocolate Hazelnut Kouign Amann (Food of the Week) [CLOSED]

Don’t call it Nutella. Yes, at Maison Giraud, the French restaurant in bucolic Pacific Palisades from Alain Giraud and wife Catherine, pastry chef Noubar Yessayan produces his own version on the famed chocolate hazelnut...
Lobster Roll Los Angeles

Petrossian Lobster Roll (Food of the Week)

At Petrossian West Hollywood, chef Giselle Wellman has earned the freedom to experiment with the famed family’s marquee ingredient: caviar. Sure, you can find premium sturgeon roe on soft scrambled eggs and blinis, but...