Friday, November 16, 2007

Salades de Provence (La Cienega and Santa Monica, Weho)

Does anybody know where the hottest ass in Los Angeles is? What? Downtown Chick's bed? No, that's only the 2nd. The hottest Angeleno ass is in on the waiter Terry's in Salades de Provence in WeHo.

Every woman has a man that makes her a real writer. Terry is my man. His place and he have made Downtown Chick go back to publish in Chinese which I haven't done for a good few years. But for Terry's smoking hot ass, all is worth it. This entry is dedicated to Terry's hospitality and their excellent menu which is exactly the same as the Salades de Provence in Provence in France.

For a complete bread bitch, what can be better than a funny guy swinging his very firm perky cute butt under those perfect sand-washed straight leg blue jeans holding a delicious L'Assiette Mirabeau (The Mirabeau Plate) with some tender salty Prosciutto ham and goat cheese over my favorite dry crunchy brown tartines of Poilane bread to me? Well, that is, maybe if they have a wine cellar there as well? No, seriously, I can't think of anything else except that. Besides, you can always bring a bottle in or get one from the giant wine store next door. There's no corkage fee in Salades de Provence. This place is just awesome. The organic little cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, walnut pine nuts made Downtown Chick a very happy single girl in the Boys Town...

If you are looking for a place where you can listen to some old skool French pop classic like Laurent Voulzy, Gilbert Montagne, Claude Francois near home, you might want to consider moving there, at least I do. It's not that I don't like Jay-Z or accordion; I do, but at the price of $13.95 a plate, sometimes I want to sit somewhere I can hear Henri Salvador, play with that old-fashioned water bottle lid and write a bit. Okay, fine, I lie. I'm pretending to be unpretentious. I hate Jay-Z. He's a fucking idiot. How can somebody listen to that kind of crap? Don't get it.

I didn't have too good of an appetite from a recent stomach sickness so I skipped dessert. My friend gave me a scoop of his moelleux au chocolat for dessert though. It was good. Soft inside, not melted and flowing but not as hard as a brownie as well, sweet and just about right. Salades de Provence also has a good selection of ice-cream. It's a frugal hedonistic shortest getaway a heart-broken Downtowner can take within a radius of 10 miles.

17 comments:

Browne said...

I was so looking forward to taking a journey to this place, but then I realized it is not in downtown LA. If I leave outside of downtown I melt.

This balding guy who likes domestic beer put a curse on me for refusing to acknowedge Bukowski’s god status. The only way it can be released is if Dorothy Parker posthumously gets awarded a Pulitzer for her clever snarkiness. I’m not holding my breath.

There needs to be a Frency eatery that is open late in downtown.

Are someone needs to tell me where that place is, if it does exist.

Browne

Downtown Chick said...

I have not been too happy about our French places here too. There're a lot of them in Downtown but none of them is as neighborly but good as something like Salades de Provence (authentic, cute, affordable). Yes, you can order French sandwiches from the Banquette until midnight but argh, it's really not the same... And the Angelique seems never open. Royale is opening a new French restaurant called Mode on 916 Olive soon. On the fancy side though. So it's really hopeless. Come on Browne, wear a tube top and go to Weho. You can do it.

A B said...

What about that french place on 7th by Mateo? Been there twice, not bad.

Downtown Chick said...

It's on my to-try list... What's good to order there and how much A B?

A B said...

It's been a while, but the sanwiches were good and it seemed pretty reasonable. Huell Howser likes it. Take that for what it's worth!

Downtown Chick said...

Thank you for introducing Huell Howser. I don't watch TV... Just wiki-ed him... Heh...!

A B said...

Good move!

Downtown Chick said...

But I don't have reception here.

A B said...

If you want, you can probably catch him on you tube. He does some awesome stories on downtown L. A.

Downtown Chick said...

Cool, Will do later tonight or tomorrow. Got a gig now. Have to go. Thanks A B! Cool chat!

browne said...

"And the Angelique seems never open. " downtown chick.

I know what is that about exactly?

Browne

Downtown Chick said...

It says Open Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 3.30 pm
Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on its website. http://www.angeliquecafe.com/

I swear to God I walked to it two consecutive Saturdays after some happy sleep around 10-ish and it's closed, so was L'Angolo. So we walked back to the Banquette. I gave up. Don't want to force it. Not meant to be.

Downtown Chick said...

In fact, let's try another route. Does anybody know where I can buy some real Poilane bread from a bakery in our area if not a restaurant? My dog is sick; I caught a cold; I'm depressed and want some good bread. I love the nice people in Banquette, they're really really nice, but I have to be honest with myself cuz I REALLY love bread, that their croissants are 2 or 3 days old...

A B said...

Sorry to hear about your dog. We have 3, and love them dearly. My wife makes their food each week. She cooks a big vat of rice and turkey and it last for about a week. It's very healthy too.

Downtown Chick said...

My crazy dog's diet is so controversial. Almost had a fight with my ex tonight about it again. She couldn't eat grains he insisted. I argued she's dying over 95% rabbit meat. I wish she can just eat normal food like your 3 but she can't.

Bob Pielke said...

Have you tried...

Le Pain Du Jour
828 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: (310) 399-4870

??

Downtown Chick said...

That's even farther than WeHo...