Papilles will officially open its doors on December 19 with set menu dinners. The Parisian bistronomy has taken over the former Raffallo’s space on Franklin.
Papilles is a French restaurant inspired by the “bistronomique” movement in Paris. They strive to serve the same quality food as one might have at a Michelin starred French restaurant, but in a casual, bistro setting. They will offer a small menu of 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, a cheese course and a dessert, or you can choose from either a 3, 4 or 5-course meal with the menu changing weekly. Sample menu items include: Volute of Butternut Squash with Butternut Squash Foam OR Salad of Root Vegetables; Braised Veal Cheeks with Polenta OR Filet of Trout with Quinoa, Beets, and Nettle Reduction; Mahon, a Spanish cow-milk cheese; and Poached Pear with Vanilla Ice Cream.
Doing away with the conventional notion of a wine list, the owner is instead allowing customers to view bottles of wines that are stacked in racks along the walls like a gallery to choose from. Optional wine pairings are available and will be the only way you can have a by-the-glass wine.
Source: Los Angeles Eater