I finally had Coq Au Vin!
You would think that with my obsession with food, i would have had tasted authentic French food by now right? After all, it does set the standard. Well no, since french food tends to be pretty pricey, i've never had the pleasure of having real French Food until now. Thanx Starla!
Authentic French Fare but without the Fine Dining aspect. Since it's located in The Farmers Market, it's probably the only good French Place in L.A where you could eat, without breaking the bank.
The food was just what we needed for the nippy, freezing weather that we have been experiencing lately.
We started off with a hot, steaming bowl of rich Fondue with a big bowl of little cubes of fresh baguette. Cheesy not soupy, with the familiar taste of liquor taming the richness in the end. The cheesy threads that stuck to the bread when you took it out was the size of a football field.
For my main course, i had to try the famed Coq Au Vin that i had only read about, never thinking i was going to experience it anytime soon. This is a typical meal that you would find cooking in an old french village. It was what Frijoles con Tortillas are to Mexicans. The meat was so tender, it felt like it had been cooking all day. When the Red Wine reduction intertwined with the Scalloped Potatoes, it was something truly amazing. Nice wholesome food to keep me warm for the whole winter.
The Chocolate Mousse deserves an honorable mention also. Chunky and chocolaty where so many have come up too sweet and too light.
Truly Winter Food if there were ever any.
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