La Cachette Bistro- Best French Bistro Los Angeles
French country romantic is what guests can expect at La Cachette Bistro, otherwise known as The Hideaway. Aptly named, this Southern California jewel transports diners into foodie heaven with exceptional service and French and fusion cuisine unlike any other.
Owner and Chef Jean Francois Meteigner presents one delicacy after another, elegantly and unpretentiously. Don’t expect large plates with a spec of food so tiny you can barely see it here. Luscious starters such as Crab & Lobster Bisque, (you can taste the ocean salt in the freshness of his produce) and Homemade Squash Ravioli with Orange Chili Ginger Sauce showcase not only Chef Meteigner’s superlative command over classic French cuisine but also his creativity and daring in the realm of fusion cuisine.
Diver Scallops with Mint livened Couscous and Kurobuta Pork Shank with Cherries, Berries and Apples are just a couple of the well-proportioned and diverse menu’s mouth-watering dishes. Chef Meteigner has long been an ardent supporter of using fresh, local produce, mirroring his culinary ethics in an evolving menu that shifts with the season’s best. Food lovers looking for simple French fare will also feel very much at home here with classic bistro style sandwiches and crisp French fries.
Definitely leave room for dessert at La Cachette Bistro. Few restaurants can boast of having a dessert menu where each and every single dessert is tantalizingly beautiful both in presentation and flavor. One will need patience in deciding between Valrhona and Tanzanian Chocolate Souffle with Brandied Cherries or a bread pudding with a to-die-for Bourbon Vanilla Sauce that can only be likened to classic Creme Anglais on steroids, to name a few. One way or another though, I always convince myself or someone at my table to order the Tahitian Vanilla and Orange Blossom Creme Brulee- one of Southern California’s best with a silky texture and pronounced, bold accents of sweet vanilla and citrus.
La Cachette is the perfect place for a romantic dinner, a business luncheon or simply for an unpretentious getaway from fast paced Los Angeles. World class cuisine, perfect portions and the friendly service continue to draw back numerous loyal fans.