Food

Laurent Quenioux to debut BISTRO LQ

By Joshua Lurie | May 20, 2009 2 comments
Laurent Quenioux to debut BISTRO LQ
Bistro LQ
8009 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Photo by Rose Gianquinto


In case you need any more convincing that the Fairfax district is becoming an exciting food destination, maverick French chef Laurent Quenioux plans to open BISTROLQ in the current home of Mimosa by mid-July. On May 12, he e-mailed a newsletter to announce his plans. Last year, Quenioux outlined his vision as part of a Food GPS chef profile. He said 98% of this vision remains intact, just in a different location.

He abandoned his plans for 1100 Wilshire after deciding “downtown is becoming a restaurant farm with high rent.” Given his limited budget, he opted for a more suitable space with accessible parking.

Quenioux promises “complex recipes that exploit and enhance the natural tastes and textures of dishes such as sea urchin tapioca pudding with yuzu kocho and eel braised in red wine and served with dried plum and chanterelle grits.” He became known for daring game offerings at South Pasadena’s Bistro K. At BISTROLQ, he plans to cook creatures like baby goat, wild hare and partridge.

Update: Bistro LQ is now CLOSED.

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  1. [...] I hear via Food GPS in comments and posted here, as well as from Eating LA that BistroLQ will in fact be taking Mimosa’s space at 8009 [...]

  2. mattatouille says:

    we need more partridge in this town. hope it happens soon.

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