Saturday, May 17, 2008
la madelaine bistro (LA, CA)
what a delightful place to have a nice romantic gourmet vegan french dinner. La madelaine bistro offers organic, vegan exquisite dishes with the best ingredients. The restaurant in L.A, is hidden with its black exterior and the glow of the candle light from the inside, la madelaine offers lunch and dinner and brunch on the weekend. They have a great selection of french and california wines, and the white tablecloth tables are a beautiful settup for a delightful dinner. the appetizers are exquisite the shitake mushrooms potstickers is a great dish to share (shown on the picture) then we've got a delicious artichoke fettucini pasta for one of the main courses, very filling but delicious flavor. Or if you want a home style cooked meal I would suggest the fried chicken style seitan with gravy and mushed potatoes.
Now the desserts I suggest that you get everything in the menu and you share with everyone if you want to experience the best of the best in vegan gourmet sweets. The illustrated picture is the chocolate warm souffle with soy ice cream on the side, is amazingly fluffy and mouth watering, to a perfection, they do have creme brulee (delightful) and sometimes they offer crepes.
the service is not that great although I got to say that the owners and the chef do now how to make it the best possible experience with the best flavors and exquisite gourmet art of French vegan cuisine
I give this restaurant an A-
8621 Ventura Blvd. (West of Reseda Blvd.) Tarzana, CA 91356