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"Lazy Tuesdays" Begin at Bagatelle; "Sunday Suppers" Start at Mercato di Vetro

Mercato's Sunday Suppers

Mercato's Sunday SuppersPhoto: Mercato di Vetro

Two new prix-fixe menus taking their titles from the days-of-the-week are rearing their heads in West Hollywood. Tonight, Bagatelle scratches its regular dinner service for what it's calling Lazy Tuesdays-diner entre amis, which won't be as dorkily funny as say, Lazy Sunday, but does mark a slightly cooler approach for the preppy European restaurant. Every Tuesday, the place will offer a four-course prix-fixe of Euro eats, including a summer melon salad, smoked trout, marinated hanger steak, and banana cheesecake, all for $45. The menu is served family-style, which we're pretty sure means that everybody will be talking over one another and yelling a lot.

Starting this past Sunday, Mercato di Vetro's Danny Elmaleh introduced a Sunday supper series at a $24 price. The three-course menu starts with shareable plates of antipasti like aged salumi with mozzarella, includes a bread basket, then centers on a main course that will change each week (this Sunday it's a roast chicken from Mary's Free Range, the next a sock-eye salmon, always served with two sides and sauce), ending on a dessert of bombolini or gelato.

Wine, should you want it, comes in at $5 a glass and $20 a bottle, with Peronis at $5 and Grey Goose Peartinis at $10. And sure, this sounds a little bit like a meal most decent home cooks could put together themselves. But then you have to ask yourself, do you really want to bother washing the dishes, especially when all the individual ingredients cost roughly the same? Well, do ya, punk?!

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