Ask Mr. Gold: Cheesecake
Dear Mr. Gold,
I am trying to ply a beau with something sweet; my sources tell me he loves cheesecake. Where can I pick up the best slice?
—E.C., Los Angeles
I am awfully partial to the cheesecake at the Palm in West Hollywood. It is, you know, regular cheesecake, slightly fissured, plain, but perfect in its way. (And not, I suspect, available to go.) But the small, delicate cheesecakes at Chantilly come from a California-born master of French pastries who learned her trade in Tokyo, and they are awfully, awfully good. My favorites are probably the tiny, impeccable cheesecake pyramids flavored with fresh orange peel, and the browned, thumb-sized cheesecake trimmings, wrapped in wax paper and sold for a few cents each, are heaven itself with a cup of strong, black coffee. 2383 Lomita Blvd., No. 104, Lomita, (310) 257-9454.
Get the Food & Drink Newsletter
Our weekly guide to Los Angeles dining includes food news and reviews, as well as dining events and interviews with chefs and restaurant owners.
More Food & Drink News
- Big Fat Jerks Set Rocio's Mole de los Dioses on Fire, McWhoppers for Peace and More:...
- Huitlacoche Is No Scourge In L.A. Here's Where to Find the Funky Mexican Corn Fungus
- No One Wants To Use Your Stupid Restaurant App
- Help Us Determine L.A.'s Top Chefs, Tacos, Cocktails, Burgers, Brunch and More for Our...