Apparently it doesn't matter what day or time we show up. It doesn't matter if you tempt me with this wonderful view throughout the meal.
Service aside, the kitchen continues to delivers kick ass food. More importantly, we were able to pig out and turn into pigs thanks to the 30% discount from Blackboard Eats.
The baguette, good enough that my colleague and I wanted to take some home. Need to find out where they bake this magical stuff.
I'll leave the expert analysis to Noah Galuten, but this starter was excellent. The broth, the baguette, ugh, I think I'm going to have to go back for lunch, again.
Can't forget the fries. Golden, crispy, and addictive. What was once an afterthought, good fries can now be found all over the city.
The primary reason why I lunched at Church and State: French onion soup. 1/3 cheese, 1/3 onion, 1/3 bread, and heavenly, definitely not for the faint of heart. Rumor has it Mercantile makes a mean ass french onion soup as well. I'll need to check it out.
I didn't get to try this during lunch, but I did take home my colleague's half for leftovers that evening. Dinner...was good.
My other colleague had the bouillabaisse. I didn't have a single bite of this so I really have no idea what it tasted like. My colleague liked it.
Juicy, tender, with crispy skin. I have this irrational fear of that roasted chicken ends up being dry. Not the case here though. And with the crispy skin, yum. Can't we just call this fried chicken? Whatever, I'm calling it fried chicken. On an aside, I'd love to see someone put together a fried chicken competition.
Got dessert? We all stuck to our own desserts, and I stuck with the shaved ice I had at Sunday supper. All excellent choices, whatever your weakness might be.
Church and State satiates the appetite, again.
Church and State Bistro
1850 Industrial Street
Los Angeles, CA 90021