Serving French cuisine, Fraîche was founded by Chef Jason Travi and is now run by Ben Bailly, formerly of Petrossian, so while the focus is on an straightforward approach to cooking, there's a fine dining sensibility to it as well. Specialties range from smoked trout rillettes to house-made agnolotti. The decor consists of dark wood tables balanced by white linens and exposed brick walls, many of which are adorned with chalk boards that sport food-related quotes and staff drawings. In addition to the main dining room, Fraîche also offers an outdoor patio seating, which is available during breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
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From Food & Wine , JUL 2008
Fraîche owner and general manager Thierry Perez came away from stints at Daniel and Bouley Bakery in New York City with a firm conviction: “The lists were too expensive; I promised myself that my wine list would be different.” In conjunction with Fraîche chef and co-owner Jason Travi, Perez has put together a selection of 300 bottles, 70 percent of which are $60 or less....MORE
From the From the May 2008 Food & Wine Go List
Located in now-trendy Culver City, Fraîche’s menu is equally influenced by Italy and France; a bowl of hearty chicken in <em>brodo</em> might be followed by pear tartine. Owner Thierry Perez is passionate about his wine list, which has amazing deals, with several selections under $50.
We loved: Ravioli with peas, mint and ricotta; boudin with lentils.