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Stefan Richter
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Top Chef Season 5 Veteran and Finnish...

Stefan Richter's Favorite Restaurants in LA and Finland

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Top Chef Season 5 Veteran and Finnish Restaurateur/Executive Chef -- You may remember me from Top Chef season 5, but I've been working-- and creating-- in kitchens for as long as I can remember. My guide to my favorite restaurants reflects my current residence in Los Angeles and my upbringing in Finland. You might be surprised to find In-N-Out on the list. What? They've got an allure I can't explain and everyone, including an Executive Chef, needs comfort food!
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    The best culotte Steak with baked potato in the world. Order it without all the fuzz and medium rare. Ask for the baked potato with sour creme and extra salt. Voila; perfection!... more
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    Great place to take a date or to chill by the four pretty fire pits. Food is simple and well cooked. Everyone loves the scallops, especially as part of my fantastic 7-course tasting... more
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    very sexy and unexplainable
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    Great steaks, sides and butters. Our meats are sourced from the clare valley in Australia and from my native Finland. If you're in town, stop by and say hello!... more
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    sexy, sassy-yet-simple and best breakfast in town. Find the bar, thats where I normally drown my sorrows-- and what a way to go; some of the best cocktails in Helsinki... more