Saturday, July 17, 2010

MORE ON SALADES DE PROVENCE


Salades de Provence

At the risk of sounding like I’m on their payroll - and I’m not, by the way - here’s yet another blurb for one of my favorite places in Los Angeles, Salades de Provence on La Cienega at Holloway.
I just can’t get over how much I enjoy their food every time I’m there.  The ratatouie and toasted baquette to start each meal, the crepe of the day, the quiche of the day - all delightful, even though the “du jour” items never seem to change! 
Tomato, mushroom and Swiss cheese was in my most recent crepe.  I enjoy mine with the Gourmande salad, which contains lettuce, walnuts, mushrooms, bacon, shaved Parmesan cheese and potato.
As I have belabored before, Salades de Provence has a small selection of wines which seem to be made for the food.  I have only sampled the whites and rosés, but they fit in with what’s cooking like a hand in an oven mitt.  With my crepe, the Côtes de Provence Cuvée du Golfe de St. Tropez Rosé 2009  could hardly have been topped.
If that wine sounds like too much of a mouthful, just say “The rosé.”  It’s presently the only pink on the list.
Some of the other wines offered on the list include Georges Duboeuf Macon Villages and Les Tours Chardonnay, Les Tour Pinot Noir and Vidal Fleury Cotes du Rhone.