Que c'est triste! 2012 is kicking off rather horribly for French cuisine in L.A., as Eater reports that Le Saint Amour is now shuttered, just days after learning that La Cachette Bistro folded.
Though not yet declared a permanent state, the closing of Le Saint Amour is a loss we'll feel particularly hard, spurned into the sudsy comfort of City Tavern to mull over why we can find ideal IPAs in more corners than we can superior steak frites (and whether the difference gets split by finding so much charcuterie at our beer bars). The story finds an ownership change application on the window, strangely still under the Le Faubourg LLC label attached to Florence Herve-Commereuc, who operated the restaurant with her husband, chef Bruno. [Eater]