And here it is. SIV didn't wait long to file her thoughts on Bouchon Beverly Hills, and after that Early Bird rave it's no surprise to see a full-fledged three stars here. Right off the bat SIV states Thomas Keller's arrival in LA is like the second coming, however in the next paragraph she writes "The Beverly Hills Bouchon is, in the end, just another Bouchon." Then out of nowhere comes this bomb: "it is, hands down, the best French bistro in Los Angeles." Wowza, bold move to pull that card. SIV is like a kid in a candy store, she's just smitten with pretty much everything:
"...the kitchen turns out classic bistro dishes tweaked to Keller's modern sensibility. Not only that, the 2-month-old bistro has an authentic sense of place and joie d'esprit. It's the real thing in every sense...Everything is interpreted through Keller's lens, incredibly delicious, yet more polished than the originals. And executed consistently...On this menu, you could pretty much close your eyes and point and not come up with a bad or a boring dish...Look around. You don't see many plates going back with the food untouched. Even that Twiggy-thin model is polishing off her plate."
Except for the overpriced wine list, Keller is as good as gold. [LAT]
THE ELSEWHERE: The Find tries Samosa House East, Eating LA checks out The Gorbals, My Last Bite dines at Marche, Gastronomy samples La Grande Orange, and Yutjangsah does macrobiotic at M Cafe.