Paper or plastic? Diet or regular? Team Jacob or Team Edward?
Modern life is continual choices.
Take shelter at Papilles, the new Parisian-style bistro where ordering is a no-brainer.
Each week, a market-driven, prix fixe menu whittles your options to two appetizers (Tahitian squash soup, duck foie gras torchon), two entrees (braised veal cheeks, roasted chicken with chanterelle polenta), two desserts (poached pear with almond tuille, panna cotta), and an assortment of artisanal cheeses.
Owner Santos Uy (Bacaro L.A., Mignon) took his inspiration from France’s bistronomy movement, which advocates that gourmet fare be served in an unpretentious setting. To wit, the romantic jewel box of a space (dark wood Parisian-style tables, tile mosaic floors, flea-market sourced artwork) is nestled in a strip mall next to a dry cleaners.
A soon-to-come wine gallery along the back wall (Uy is a noted oenophile) proffers a large selection of natural vinos and indigenous varietals.
Papilles, 6221 Franklin Avenue, between Vista Del Mar and Argyle Avenues, Hollywood (323-871-2026 or papillesla.com). Opens Monday but taking reservations now.
Photo: Courtesy of Papilles