French in SoCal: Parc Bistro.
In the Banker’s Hill area of the city….basically just east of the airport. Thought we should go in a French direction rather than Italian……..although this place had a bit of both so it’s not really purely French.
Started with the charcuterie board which was a bit lite on meat but the selections were good. We were then on to starters and my choice was the torchon de foie gras which was absolutely delicious and the highlight of the entire experience. The small side of fig jam was perfect for the liver. Highly recommended.
For the main I went with duck á l’ orange….they were out of my first choice….moules et frites…..in a French restaurant?…..go figure. Not remembering it was advertised as 1/2 a duck, I couldn’t eat it all. It was good but lacked something….the small side of roasted Brussel sprouts missed the point of duck done in this French way for me. Basically just a big piece of duck. I also tasted the scallops which were better than my choice. Wines for the night were a nice light French rosé to start and an Oregon pinot noir to finish.
Several desserts for the table were tried and the apple tart seemed to be the most popular choice. My choice…..a sauterne.
Service was good but a bit slow.