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Week in Reviews: Three Big Ones for RH at the Andaz

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After originally snubbing RH at the Andaz because it was a hotel restaurant and because she didn't love the menu, SIV switches gears and not only visits RH but gives chef Sebastien Archambault a glowing three star review. It's all about the new menu and savoring southwest France, but SIV is on board the whole way:

"There are rich, rustic astonishing soup, an intense chicken broth enriched with garlic sautéed in duck fat...and then there is the insanely delicious périgourdine poached egg...[the] duck confit is the best I've had in LA...and then there are the fries...we would have been into our third [order] if we hadn't come to our senses."
And the praise doesn't end there. There is a "haute" burger and an "elegant" mushroom and green onion tart, the list goes on and on. But a review wouldn't be complete without the weekly dose of "missteps," which this week include the crayfish risotto, foie gras ravioli, and the suckling piggie. Anyway three stars is a feat considering that most reviews lately haven't crossed over the 2.5 line, so hats off to that. [LAT]

THE ELSEWHERE: The Find tries savory pastries at Zaatar Factory, Potatomato discovers the pork burger at Wooden Spoon, The Liquid Muse eats at Nic's, LA and OC Foodventures goes for soba at Shojin, LAmag chooses tapas at Bokado, OCW opts for fried food at England Fish & Chips, and OCR picks Mediterranean at Zimzala.