Petrossian Paris Boutique & Cafe--DineLA week extended

Brian left on business but before he did he had time to rave to me about his experience last night at Petrossian. Now that DineLA week has been extended we can squeeze in yet another group. I was disappointed I couldn't go yesterday so I'm happy we get another shot next week. I am blatantly and unabashedly stealing Brian's write-up with some minor modifications.
Brian's Yelp review The chef, Benjamin Bailly, has quite a bio including a short stint at Ortolan, and more impressively years with Joël Rubichon including sous chef at L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon Las Vegas, Joël Robuchon Paris as Chef de Partie, Restaurant Joël Robuchon Monaco as Commis de Cuisine. Apparently his English is not too good - but is food is. The chef will be in and hopefully will be able to stop by our table. DINELA MENU Appetizers Choice 1: Foie Gras Salad - Haricots verts, toasted walnut, truffle vinaigrette 2: Hand Sliced Smoked Salmon - Toast points, creme fraiche, caper berries 3: Black Truffle Mac & Cheese - Orrechiette, bacon, parmesan Entrees Choice 1: Braised Short Ribs - Yukon gold mashed potato, burgundy sauce 2: Napoleon Tartare - Hand sliced steak tartare with layer of caviar 3: Carnaroli Risotto - Sautéed wild mushrooms, artichokes, toasted pinenuts Desserts Choice 1: Vanilla Panna Cotta, White Peach Espuma 2: Sicilian Pistachio Creme Brulée 3: Petrossian Chocolate Moeulleux Non-Dine LA dishes worth trying: 1. Wild mushroom cappuccino 7 2. Classic cold borsht 7 3. Blinis Caviar, trout roe and salmon roe 18 4. Foie Gras Creme Brulée 14 5. Sautéed Calamari Spanish chorizo, artichokes, preserved lemon 14 6. Sturgeon brandade ?
Whole menu link Atmosphere Casual, Elegant, People Watching For those arriving early, there is a happy hour from 4-7 PM I WILL BE THERE EARLY TO TRY THIS AS WELL - NOT SURE WHAT TIME YET- RSVP - NO- HAPPY HOUR- AND I WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED. FAMILY STYLE DINELA menu is $44 + tax+ and tip ($57.20) We will order is 2 groups of 4 people. Its up to each group - BUT THE SUGGESTED METHOD IS 3 DINE LA MENU'S and some selections from FROM THE REGULAR MENU shared Family Style so depending on your group your price may vary somewhat. This is not a particularly vegetarian friendly menu, but its possible. PARKING: no valet, street or nearby public parking structure. Leave yourself plenty of time. PHOTO REQUIRED TO RSVP and no show policies apply. You will also be a no-show if you change RSVP to No after the cutoff for anything short of an emergency.

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  • Chef M.

    There are some creative combinations and presentations going on here. The staff is great and the place is open and airy. I don't know how ridiculous their regular prices are, but I will return to have a look. I know Happy Hour isn't so happy. At Morton's they do $5.00 bites and decent wine for $4.50. Here, they think $10.00 is a good deal for food. I wasn't impressed with an $8.00 glass of champagne for Happy Hour. It's just not all that happy!

    October 23, 2009

  • Chrissy

    Enjoyed the food and everyone's company. Thank you all for your patience. Loved trying all the food. Choices ran the gamut from outstanding (wild mushroom cappuccino) to 'you can keep it' (napoleon tartare). Service was superb.

    October 23, 2009

  • Wasima

    You are SO in for a treat. I went tonight since I can't make it Thursday and was floored with the excellent meal and service. As great as people say.

    October 20, 2009

  • Michael A.

    I've also written a Yelp review based on the previous group outing. You can read it for an "alternative" perspective.

    October 16, 2009

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