Like doing algebra, creating delicious fusion fare involves a keen sense of relationships and a desire to tear up assigned textbooks. Break the rules of culinary logic with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of bistro fare from California Canteen. This Groupon is valid for dine-in and take-out.
Since 1992, California Canteen has bridged the culinary and cultural gap between Californians and Francophiles with its tasty twist on French bistro Mediterranean fare. French favorites populate the menu. Sample the nicoise salad with tuna steak ($14), beef bourguignon ($17.50), or lamb shank osso bucco ($18.25). Meanwhile, enterprising diners and triumvirates can customize comestibles in the three-course Paris Bistro Menu dinner ($20.50 4 p.m.–7 p.m., Sunday-Thursday). Alternately, the lunch menu spins a lighter, two-course remix of the prix fixe ($12.95). The Hollywood Bowl picnic dinners ($44.95–$64.95) help concertgoers combine culinary and musical enjoyment with such offerings as roasted whole rosemary chicken and smoked salmon salad. These baskets must be ordered 24 hours in advance.
California Canteen also delights the pinkish palates of wine lovers with their extensive wine list and their bar's nightly wine tastings ($12), which include your choice of one tapas, a flight of three wine servings, and a jetpack flight with free checked baggage. Midmorning risers can start their weekend with omelets, waffles, and mimosas at California Canteen's brunch. A hodgepodge of French and Spanish cantina-inspired décor color the restaurant's quirky and inviting atmosphere, where mirrored walls reflect plush booths.
3311 Cahuenga Boulevard West
Los Angeles, California 90068