6221 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Dining date: 11/19/16
I really like Papilles’ concept. A $38 three course menu is served daily with multiple options for each course. The menu, influenced by the French bistronomy movement, changes constantly. This evening’s menu featured a squash salad with an optional upgrade to foie gras torchon and a main course of prawns, hangar steak or duck breast.
Roasted Fall Squash, Cranberries, Candied Pecan, Gorgonzola
Foie Gras Torchon, Strawberries, Blackberries, Hazelnut
Hanger Steak, Sunchoke, Salsify, Broccoli, Bagna Cauda
Duck Breast, Smoked Beets, Spigarelo, Grapes, Hazelnuts
Granny Smith Apple Crumble, Ice Cream
The foie gras was a highlight – a generous disc of creamy, rich liver was plated with fresh berries and hazelnuts. The hanger steak and duck were good dishes, executed well. Pommes purée, on the other hand, was a disappointment. It had a light and airy consistency and lacked the richness and creaminess that I was looking for. I would return to Papilles given its price point, though I’m not in a hurry to do so.