I tried Croque Monsieur and Pain Perdu at Figaro Bistrot
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Last updated 02/04/24 ⚝ First posted 02/04/24
On 2/3/24 I met a friend/ex-coworker at Figaro Bistrot in Los Feliz, Los Angeles. I love this little neighborhood but this was my first time at Figaro Bistrot. I have pretty limited experience with French restaurants in general, and most of it centers around wine, not food.
I got a French press coffee because I figured it was appropriate, and it was suitably rich and delicious. Figaro Bistrot seems very authentic (from what little I know).
First, I got le Croque Monsieur–toasted Figaro bread (I assume this is their homemade bread?), French ham, Gruyère cheese, and béchamel sauce.
Damn, this was spectacular. I gobbled this down like crazy. Salivating thinking about it again now. The crust was especially satisfying, crunchy and crispy and blended so well with the cheese and creamy sauce.
The salad was good, but nothing too special.
Next I got the Pain Perdu–authentic French Toast on Baguette.
This was very good also, with mild syrup. It was softer than I expected, and a little sweeter than the Americanized French toast I grew up with. More of a pastry-ish vibe than the breakfasts I was used to. I liked this a lot too, and it’s about time I tried the authentic French stuff!
Really liked this bistro–will definitely revisit when I’m in the area.
Written by Ethan J. Hulbert.