Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Fraiche Restaurant Revisited

Monday night, we had dinner at Fraiche Restaurant in Culver City with a bunch of friends. Fraiche used to be one of our favorite restaurants under former Chef Jason Travi. We hadn't been back since Travi left, but the new chef, Chef Benjamin Bailly, formerly of Petrossian, has been getting solidly decent reviews lately so I've been looking forward to checking it out again. The restaurant was really empty; only a handful of other tables besides ours. It was not only a Monday night, but also the NCAA men's basketball final, so that might be part of the explanation. Service was a little rough; I don't think the waitress was pleased that most of us only ordered a main course and a single drink, plus she didn't really appreciate our table's loud sense of humor, but it is what it is. Importantly, I thought the food was still good. I've always loved Fraiche for its pasta dishes, and I was pleased to find out that they were still quite good with toothsome pastas and rich hearty sauces.  The half roast chicken was also quite nice though a touch dry in spots, with nice crackling skin and lots of tasty roasted vegetables in a delightfully creamy mustard sauce.
Lamb Pappardelle with tomato, olives, onetik goat cheese
Pork ragu rigatoni with scallions and gruyere
Half roasted chicken with vegetable hash and country mustard sauce
Fraiche Restaurant
9411 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 
(310) 839-6300

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