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“Pleasant surprise”

Technique at Le Cordon Bleu
Ranked #200 of 711 Restaurants in Pasadena
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Oakland
Description: Technique at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles features an open-to-the-public restaurant which is staffed by our students and outstanding chef instructors, who prepare and serve the meals. While you our patrons enjoy a delicious fine dining experience, students will have the opportunity to apply their culinary training in various areas of the kitchen and dining room. However, we do ask for patience on the part of our guests as this is an educational environment. With that in mind we will be closed for educational seminars, student vacations, final exams and new student orientations. We may also be very limited in the number of guests we can seat during service times. In as much as our restaurant is a classroom, we hold strict seating policies in order to provide our students with a full educational experience. As such, we can only hold your table for 15 minutes past the reservation time.
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“Pleasant surprise”
Reviewed June 9, 2012 via mobile

We came into town for my doctoral graduation. Walking around we found this school and restaurant. What fun. It normally takes at least a week to procure a reservation, but they were able to squeeze us in for Friday night. We were dressed up from the hooding ceremony, but casual dress was the general rule. The food was very dressed up though. The menu allowed us to choose an appetizer, main course, and dessert for 16 dollars. We had the roasted asparagus Espanola to start. (frisée, poached egg, romesco sauce, jamon Serrano and asparagus) very balanced and tasty. For the maincourse my wife had rack of lamb (heirloom cherry tomatoes , mushrooms, mashed potatoes). I enjoyed the Fritto Misto (tiger shrimp, calamari, squash blossoms, mushrooms, smoked paprika aioli, house made slaw). Both dishes were perfectly cooked and flavorful. I can't begin to describe how good the aioli was. For dessert both had the chocolate KaHLUA cheesecake. So rich and good. Many tasty items we couldn't pick...but check www.techinquerestraurant.com for reservations. It was food network type of experience.

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