Friday, December 23, 2011

Le Comptoir at Tiara Cafe

Le Comptoir at the Tiara Cafe in downtown Los Angeles is quite an experience. Chef Gary Menes is a master at coaxing incredible flavors out of his uber-fresh ingredients. The setup is unique, there are 14 seats, and it is counter-only service. But make no mistake, even though this sounds casual, the food is as fine as you can get.

I highly recommend you make reservations as soon as possible. The run should continue for a few more months, according to Chef. 

Le Comptoir at Tiara Cafe
127 E 9th St
Los Angeles, CA 90079

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Our menu

something amusing... (it was: crispy chicken skin and creamy blue cheese)

first course
cauliflower velouté, yogurt, apple mostarda

second course
sunny side-up egg, young lettuce, herbs, sorrel jus

third course
“veggie plate” musqué de provence squash, mustard frill, carrots, fennel, turnips, onion petals, warren pears, brussels sprouts

fourthe course
house made fettuccini, preserved black truffles

fifthe course
“pot roast”, chanterelle mushrooms, heirloom shelling beans, romano beans, young celery, smoked scallions, sultana-pistacchio relish, truffle froth

sixth course
j&j ranch grassfed beef ny “steak”, hearts of romaine, confit of barbara’s potatoes, baby leeks, parsley vinaigrette

seventh course
chocolate cake, cream cheese, orange, graham cracker

1999 Leroy Savigny Les Beaune Les Galettes, 2006 Dauvissat Chablis La Forest
Staff hard at work
Amuse Bouche
Bubbles to start
1998 Mont-Olivet, 2001 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf

Incredible bread made from 17 year old starter
Veggie plate
Fettucine and truffle
Veggie "Pot roast"
Grass fed beef
Cheese course

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