Nov 09

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Europe in LA – Part 1

My friend Linny is turning 50 on Saturday.  We were going to go to London and Paris for this milestone birthday, but she fell down some stairs and broke her leg.  Luckily, we hadn’t purchased the tickets yet.  Hopefully, we will go in the next 6 months or so.  For her birthday Elljaypea and I decided to bring Europe to her for the weekend, and it’s all a surprise.  I can’t tell you what’s coming, but I can tell you what’s past.

Today we kicked off the weekend by having dinner at a great French restaurant in Echo Park called Taix (turns out that’s the founder’s last name…).  It’s been in business 80-some years and in it’s current location for 50, so it’s something of a landmark.  Reviews were great and turns out, so was the food.

I started with escargot, then I had shrimp and ratatouille and finished with and apple carmel tart (though the name sounds much better in French).

One thing I love to do is try things I’ve never tried before.  I hope Linny enjoys the things we have planned for her, I think a new cuisine was a little out of her comfort zone!

For now adieu.

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  1. [O]jai

    I am jealous, but not about the escargot. MUSHROOMS OF THE CRUSTACEAN WORLD.

  2. [O]jai

    Wait. Snails are not crustaceans. They are gastropod mollusks. My mistake. SNAILS ARE THE MUSHROOMS OF THE GASTROPOD MOLLUSK WORLD.

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