Papilles (Los Angeles, CA)

Papilles
6221 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Dining date: 11/19/16

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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

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Foie Gras Torchon, Strawberries, Blackberries, Hazelnut

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Hanger Steak, Sunchoke, Salsify, Broccoli, Bagna Cauda

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Duck Breast, Smoked Beets, Spigarelo, Grapes, Hazelnuts

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Pommes Puree

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Granny Smith Apple Crumble, Ice Cream

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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.


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