21 May, 2010

The Duchess Dines . . .

Osteria Mozza, FIG, Tacos Por Favor

The rainy and cool weather here in Los Angeles has provided the Duchess with further respite from swimsuit season and thus ample opportunity to dig in to all manner of deliciousness. The weekly roundup included tucking in to nothing less healthy than prosciutto-wrapped breadsticks (swathed with ample amounts of truffle butter) at yummy Osteria Mozza, which was so crowded (on Lakers' game night, no less) that the Duchess repurposed some of that truffle butter to slip through the crowd.

After being unceremoniously turned away from Tacos Por Favor mere seconds after 8 pm last night, the Duchess and company attempted to stave off disappointment at FIG in Santa Monica at the Fairmont Hotel. Nice wines and cocktails, seasonally fresh menu, and the best implementation of quinoa around made for a decent, if not wholly satisfying, replacement.

The koi in FIG's courtyard are so chubby that they lightened the Duchess's guilt from indulging in a post-lunch, mid-LEXIS Butterfinger bar.

Of course the Duchess needn't have driven down the 405 freeway for an aperitif. Oh no. Cher Sid at Hush Up Salon in Manhattan Beach, that impresario of blonde, served up some Sauvignon while foiling away. Cheers, Sid! (And see you in six weeks.)

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