French being my favorite food, there's not much options where I live. I enjoy going to Costa Mesa from time to time and have been discovering little boutique shops here and there. We came across Bistro Papillote in The OC Mix. It was Memorial Day and the place I wanted to try was closed so this was the next runner up.
Their breakfast lunch menu is really straight forward. At Bistro Papillote, you will find escargot, pate, quiches, crepes, croque madame and monsieurs, and sandwiches.
Black forest ham with gruyere sandwiched between a soft bread baked till crispy around the edges. A Croque Monsieur is just the same concoction without the egg.
Pomme puree, baby spinach, eggs and baguette sticks. Pommes puree is just French mashed potatoes.
This dish was simple and elegant. I loved the silkiness of the mashed potatoes. I will definitely recreate this at home.
Check them out if you're ever in the area. Their dinner menu also looks great.
3313 Hyland Ave Costa Mesa, CA 92626