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2005
TOP 40 RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.

BASTIDE
Los Angeles

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Angelenos crave what’s new and sexy, usually in that order, so were we really that surprised when owner Joe Pytka re-imagined the kitchen of Bastide as the culinary lab for young Ludovic Lefevbre? Well, to be honest, yes. But after witnessing Lefevbre’s inner-artist cut loose with fearless preparations that surprise and enchant, we find this Melrose Place restaurant more compelling than ever.

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(Date published: 10/26/05)
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