May 16, 2002 |
Bosc on His Own: Silvio de Mori has split with his longtime partner, chef Jean-Pierre Bosc. Bosc is in the process of buying out De Mori's interest in Mimosa, the French bistro on Beverly Boulevard in L.A., and Cafe des Artistes on McCadden Place in Hollywood. Bosc now cooks at Mimosa nightly (Oliver de Mori, Silvio's son, remains the maitre d' at Cafe des Artistes).
January 24, 1997 |
When Michel Richard closed his Bar Bistro at Citrus last year, I was heartsick. Where would I go for my fix of charcuterie, steak frites and daube de veau? With the arrival of Mimosa on Beverly Boulevard near Fairfax, I now have a new adresse. French chef and former Fennel alumnus Jean Pierre Bosc has left Lunaria in Century City to open this small, charming bistro with Tuscan-born restaurateur Silvio DeMori. The restaurant is painted the color of fresh-churned butter; banquettes line the walls.
July 15, 1999 |
"No Reservations. . . . No Dress Code. . . . No Tablecloths. . . . No Attitude." Those are the rules at Cafe des Artistes. The new Cafe des Artistes, that is. When Silvio De Mori and Jean-Pierre Bosc, the team behind the wildly successful French bistro Mimosa, took over the hip Hollywood hangout, they knew a good name when they heard one. So Cafe des Artistes it stayed.
December 3, 2000 |
WINTER IN LOS ANGELES MAY NOT BE CHILLY enough to pull out that mohair sweater, but it's just nippy enough to induce a longing for French bistro food. You could buy a ticket to Paris or drool over Patricia Wells' "Bistro Cooking." But why do that when you can sip Beaujolais or Bourgueil and enjoy your steak frites or veal daube closer to home? A home-grown bistro has its advantages, not the least of which is avoiding the blue cigarette haze that lends Paris bistros their film noir aura.
September 2, 1994 |
Seven years ago Patrick Terrail closed his Hollywood Diner on Fairfax, the Franco-American bistro he opened after the demise of Ma Maison, his original establishment. Terrail, who still owned the Diner's building, then leased the space to Silvio De Mori and turned his energy to re-creating Ma Maison at the new Sofitel Hotel on the corner of Beverly and La Cienega. De Mori ran the former Hollywood Diner as Tutto Bene until filing for Chapter 7 (liquidation) bankruptcy last year.
July 21, 1995 |
Kazuto Matsusaka walked out of Zenzero in Santa Monica five months ago. Then he went back. Now he's realized it's true--you can't go home again. Although he's agreed to hang on for a little while longer, he's out of there come September. The Spago alumnus will take over the kitchen at the tchotchke-cluttered Cafe La Boheme in West Hollywood, where he plans to pare down the weird Asian-Continental menu. "The place is very different from Zenzero," Matsusaka says. "I'm going to have to adjust."