There is something downright satanic about Chat Noir, David Wilhelm?s latest addition to his "Culinary Adventures" family of restaurants. It?s in the had-to-sign-a-pact-with-Mephistopheles execution of his French fare: basil-fed escargot, three-way duck served in an orange-caramel dressing with Mandarin Napoleon cognac, and a dessert of profiteroles stuffed with espresso ice cream. If they serve these in Hell, just where do I sign, Mr. Wilhelm?
Every couple of Saturdays or so, I'm a guest on KCRW-FM 88.9's excellent program Good Food, where I rap with host Evan Kleiman about the best Orange County eats. One of the eateries we'll soon discuss is Garden Grove's Delicias de México, the... More »
I'm sure that New York City's French restaurants received no added business due to the recently concluded Republican National Convention. And I'm sure our local GOP delegation won't flock back to our local Gallic grubberies any time soon either,... More »
Photo by Jeanne RiceLegend holds that a black cat could be the devil himself in disguise or at least a necromancer's familiar. And though I cannot vouch for the veracity of such wives' tales, there is something downright satanic about Chat Noir,... More »
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