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  • Osteria Mozza: Be very hungry

    Osteria Mozza: Be very hungry
    THE white marble counter top veined in gray is cool to the touch. I take a sip of Vermentino, enjoying its delicate minerality, and look over the menu at Osteria Mozza, which might be the hardest reservation in town right now. But for me, the best seat in...
  • Thomas Keller to open Bouchon bistro in Beverly Hills

    Southern California food lovers wanting a taste of chef Thomas Keller's food will no longer have to travel to Las Vegas, New York or the Napa Valley. The city of Beverly Hills gave final approval Tuesday night on a deal that will bring a local...
  • Paul Bocuse could make French fast food the next nouvelle cuisine

    Paul Bocuse could make French fast food the next <i>nouvelle cuisine</i>
    REVERING la bonne cuisine as they do, many French are still fighting the good fight to hold the line against le fast food. But long gone are the days when the mention of a cheeseburger could earn you a Gallic sneer and protesters drove tractors into a...
  • Bob Spitz's 'The Saucier's Apprentice' will irritate and entertain

    IN THE good old days, when a man went through his midlife crisis, he bought a big noisy motorcycle or found a 24-year-old yoga instructor who really understood him. Nowadays, it seems, he learns to cook. And then he writes a book about it. Bob Spitz's...
  • At the Palazzo Las Vegas, it's no-limit dining

    THE server shows off the charred bistecca fiorentina, then carves the massive porterhouse into finger-thick slices. At $160 for two, it's easily the most expensive steak I've ever eaten, if not the most expensive piece of aged meat in the country. Want to...
  • School's open, the butcher is in

    STEAK school is open. The Butcher of Panzano -- aka Dario Cecchini, the most famous butcher in all of Italy -- announces his Officina della Bistecca (Steak Workshop) in the heart of Tuscany's Chianti Classico region: "In a very convivial and above all...
  • Service that'll play in L.A.

    Service that'll play in L.A.
    Tom Colicchio, reality TV's reigning chef, just got a serious dose of reality. Service at Craft, his new restaurant in Century City, stumbled out of the gate. After a couple of early negative reviews and pointed complaints from customers and peers,...
  • Anne Willan's movable feast hits L.A.

    Anne Willan's movable feast hits L.A.
    ANNE WILLAN is shopping at the Santa Monica Farmers' Market when out of the blue an attractive young woman comes up to introduce herself. "I met you at a Les Dames [d'Escoffier] dinner," she says earnestly. "I just wanted to say how glad I am that you...
  • Wine wisdom in Los Angeles

    Wine wisdom in Los Angeles
    S. Irene Virbila restaurant critic>>> For those of us who love wine, Los Angeles is a wonderful city for all things vinous. We have some of the best wine shops in the country, so competitive with one another that the selection of wines and favorable...
  • That kid? He's the chef

    That kid? He's the chef
    In the dining room at Osteria Mozza, some kid is arguing with Nancy Silverton about food. It's mid-morning and with the restaurant closed for lunch, it's about the only time the room is empty. But already through the tall windows on Highland Avenue, you...
  • Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali may open a Mozza in O.C.

    Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali may open a Mozza in O.C.
    Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali's Mozza restaurants have been a huge hit in Los Angeles, and now the duo hopes the concept will have the same success overseas -- and possibly in Orange County. In a recent interview, Batali said he and Silverton, with...