Belle Vie Food & Wine was one of the last places we ate, before leaving the Los Angeles area. Of course at the time I did not know that. I had a gut feeling that might have been the case and when we talked to Vincent, the owner, I almost told him that we might move.
I did not want to repeat our favorite dishes from last time, so we took a chance in a couple of new ones. My husband wanted the heavy Cassoulet, but since it was a warm day, I discouraged him. Service provided by the owner, Vincent, was warm and welcoming.
Angels’ Eggs Cage free organic eggs with a homemade chipotle mayonnaise, burnt fresh corn, pickled onion and radish, chervil
It was a refined version of your typical deviled eggs and looked pretty also.
Gratin de Coquillette French Mac and cheese, with shaved truffle, Jambon de Paris, comte AOP and bread crumbs
As this dish was placed in front of us, we were intoxicated with the heavenly smell of the comte. We only had less than half though in order to save a room for dessert. Unfortunately we left the leftovers at the restaurant because my husband as usual was not paying attention.
BKK Mussels Mariniere With a Bangkok twist – white wine, spring onion, red Thai chilies and Thai basil
This dish must be one of the most delicious and a bargain anywhere in L.A.. At $9 for a half an order, you got plenty of plump mussels, but what stole the show was the amazing Thai broth. We got plenty of bread to soak up the broth goodness.
Ever since we had this tasty dessert last time, we could not wait to try it again. It was as delicious as the first time. Combination of chocolate mousse, salted caramel and hazelnut. Need I say more?
Unfortunately I discovered this amazing place a little late and hope to find something similar in the D.C. area, but I won’t hold my breath!!