Insatiable Girl

BEVERLY HILLS: Paulette Macarons

Posted in food, los angeles, recommended, restaurants by sue on January 26, 2011
9466 Charleville Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
310 275 0023

My brother Johnny brought these home for me (thanks 哥哥!), so all my judgments for Paulette’s are based off day-old macarons… which were still damn good. I’m typically not a huge fan of macarons; they were the cupcakes of a few years ago in New York, all hype. Everyone was selling them and everyone was eating them. I had Bouchons and some other places and while they were all good, I never understood why people loved them. They were airy and just nothing special. But it’s been a while now since i last had them, so maybe I appreciate them more now? Shrug.

I loved Paulette’s ganache because it had a consistency that reminded me of mochi. It was so good, I had four macarons in a span of five minutes and for anyone who knows me, that’s a lot considering I rarely eat sweets. I highly recommend you get their sweet wedding almond, earl grey, and pistachio macarons. And I personally would stay away from their violet and passion fruit ones… not because they weren’t good, but because they were really tangy when I wanted/expected something sweet.

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BREA: Le Diplomate Cafe

Posted in food, los angeles, restaurants by sue on November 24, 2010

Never, ever step foot in this restaurant. I don’t care if you are starving and stuck at Brea Mall with no way to leave, eat at the food court or California Pizza Kitchen (which I love). Just do not eat here. The food was awful. By far the worst French onion soup I have had yet. (Go to Vie de France in South Coast Plaza for good French onion soup.) It was extremely salty; I couldn’t even drink the soup! I just ate the onions and a tiny bit of the bread. I got their baked chicken rolls which were also a bit salty, but weren’t even heated thoroughly! This worst part is this place is not cheap. Clearly I don’t mind paying more for good food, but when I have to pay a lot for mediocre, practically inedible food, I am just pissed.

This was a wasted lunch. I will never go here again and I highly suggest you do the same.

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Posted in food, new york, restaurants by sue on March 29, 2010

65 St. Marks Place, New York, NY 10003
212 420 0998

PRICE: Reasonable/Expensive
RATING: Love it.
DIRECTIONS: 6 to Astor, RW to 8th Street, L to 3rd Ave
RESERVATIONS: You need them.  Ask for the front, I suggest something close to the window.
MUST GET: Everything!

Joe and I came here two weeks ago to hear his guitar teacher play. It was our second time here together for dinner and, once again, everything was perfect. I love this place– great service, great French food (mmm butter), and live music everyday… How can you go wrong?

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