Au revoir foie gras!

7 Jun

I like so many in California have just begun the countdown to foie-hibition.

Come July 1st it will be illegal to eat a fatty duck liver in this state, so what better way to mourn than to eat a $35, 3 course dinner at Papilles in Hollywood!

The menu at Papilles fits on a medium size mirror, because you only get two choices for each course. This is perfect for a table for 2 because it allows you to have everything the chef recommends, and in addition you can order the foie-gras to start.

The foie-gras was served with warm bread which was toasted to perfection and a side of tart pickled cherries. We savored every bite of the salty delicacy, and toasted bon voyage with a bottle of French wine.

There is no Corkage fee on Wednesdays…but the wine must be French!

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It seemed the next three courses options were meant to be eaten as pairs, because all 6 dishes had either sweet or savory overtones.

The first course was a choice of corn chowder , or a combination of plate with asparagus, frisee, mushrooms, and egg.

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The chowder was a blend of the sweetest corn, and the combination plate was simple, homey perfection.

Our main course choices were scallops, or a steak with béarnaise sauce, and I still can’t decide which dish I would choose if I was forced to only eat one.

The desert course was either a cheese or chocolate dish, and paired together it was the perfect end to Papilles.

The restaurant is a little bit of hole in the wall, but when you are inside you feel you are in a French bistro where you know the chef.

I can’t wait to go back–even without the foie gras.

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Papilles

6221 Franklin Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90028

http://www.papillesla.com/

 

 

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