Celebrating France

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[youtube id=”J6tLDqtokbY”] by Sophie Gayot Did you miss Bastille Day yesterday? Don’t worry! Bastille Day celebrations are still going on this weekend. It’s a great time to visit L’Epicerie Market, a very French restaurant in downtown Culver City, California. The partners are Thierry Perez, formerly of Fraîche, and chef Sébastien Archambault who came directly from France to RH restaurant at the ANdAZ hotel in West Hollywood, where he first got acquainted with the Los Angeles food scene. Watch my exclusive video interview with chef Archambault, who only cooks French cuisine. You will learn what type of French cuisine he prepares, and that you can also shop at L’Epicerie Market whether you are dining there or not. This weekend, I know that Archambault will be serving cuisses de grenouilles sautées à l’ail confit et persil (sautéed frog legs with confit garlic and parsley) among other popular French dishes. Make sure to use your fingers while eating les cuisses de grenouilles — they taste better that way. Don’t forget to consult GAYOT.com’s lists of Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco restaurants offering specials in commemoration of the French Revolution. And for my friends in LA, Happy Carmegeddon! You can click on each photo to enlarge to see dishes from L’Epicerie Market restaurant menu. All photos by Sophie Gayot. L'Epicerie on Urbanspoon