In my quest to infuse European sensibilities into my life, exploring restaurants and tasting the fabulous cuisine around Los Angeles is often the header on my To Do list despite the fact that I am poor (nbd).
In a sneaky and penny-pinching move today, I convinced my mom to take me to lunch at Champagne, a moderately affordable French bakery and cafe a few blocks from my office in Beverly Hills. Not only is it pretty good, but the outdoor seating is a great place to spot agents, celebrities and their harried assistants. So fun.
I tried the 1/2 tuna sandwich (thankfully NOT over mayo’d) and small cup of FOS (French Onion Soup for those of you who are not obsessive about it as I am…), while mom went for the croque monsieur (Classic Gratined Ham, Swiss Cheese and Bechamel Sauce on Pain de Mie).
My only regret is not trying the pastries–Champagne has some ridiculously BEAUTIFUL pastries.
Hmmm, guess I’ll just have to go back, dontcha think? (sneaky move of the day #2)