Fraiche goes out with a bang
Who doesn't love a deal? How about a deal on great food? Fraiche restaurant in Culver City is going out of business, so it's putting its whole menu on sale. Hey, it works for rugs and clothes, why not oysters and agnolotti? The deal is good at both the Culver City restaurant, which is closing sometime in late June, and the Santa Monica location, which is staying open.
The "Secret Menu" (well, not so secret anymore) features a kind of greatest hits of Fraiche's dishes at prices that average about 20% off. Cheaper dishes, such as fried calamari (now $11) or the Fraiche salad of citrus, manchego cheese, walnuts and red onions ($11) are only a couple bucks less while pricier items such as steak frites ($18) and the great braised short ribs ($23) are roughly a third off.
The only catch is that you have to have a copy of the secret menu in hand when you go in. That's not that much of a hitch, actually, as you can find it on the restaurant's Facebook page.
Fraiche, 9411 Culver Blvd., Culver City, (310) 839-6800; and 312 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 451-7482.
-- Russ Parsons
Photo: Steak frites at Fraiche. Credit: Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times