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Papilles, (6221 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, 90028; 323.871.2026) is opening today with it’s weekly changing French fare menu. The small bistro is decorated with dark wood Parisian tables, tile mosaic floors, flea-market sourced artwork showing the owner hinting at France’s bistronomy movement, which believes gourmet fare should be served in an unpretentious setting. The menu will have a selection of two appetizers, two main entrees, a cheese course, and two desserts. It’s all costing $25-40 without alcohol.

Some dishes they will be serving include, Tahitian squash soup, duck foie gras torchon, Salad of Root Vegetables, Braised Veal Cheeks with Polenta, Filet of Trout (with Quinoa, Beets, and Nettle Reduction), Roasted Chicken (with Chanterelle Polenta), Mahon (a Spanish cow-milk cheese) and Poached Pear with Vanilla Ice Cream.

There is no wine list, instead chose one of the bottles stacked in racks along the walls. Optional wine pairings are available and are the only way to get by-the-glass wine.




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