Le P’tit Laurent Restaurant in San Francisco Introduces New Winter Menu Items
San Francisco, CA /January 2011 – Le P’tit Laurent in San Francisco is celebrating the advent of 2011 with the addition of new seasonal dishes to the restaurant’s signature country-style French menu prepared using fresh, often locally sourced ingredients.
New hors d’oeuvres ($6.95 to $11.00) include Sautéed Sweetbreads with walnut crust and mushroom coulis and Steamed Mussels with white wine and garlic. Among les plats ($19.00 to $26.00) are Lapin Façon Normande (rabbit Normandy served with fingerling potatoes); Le Cassoulet Toulousain Maison (homemade cassoulet of duck leg confit, pork and Toulouse sausage with beans); and Lamb Shank braised for six hours and served with French green beans and lamb jus. For dessert, diners can enjoy Tarte Tatin et Glace Vanille (warm apple tart with vanilla ice cream) or Pain Perdu et Glace Caramel (caramelized French toast with caramel ice cream).
Not to be missed is the restaurant’s “Neighborhood Menu, a $22.00 three-course prix fixe option with choices that change weekly and which is available Sunday through Thursday.
Le P’tit Laurent’s Head Chef is Julio Caceres who trained at the San Francisco Culinary Academy before starting work as a sous chef at Pacific Marine Yachts working under noted French chef Henry Bolltrider. After four years he subsequently moved on and held positions of significant responsibility at acclaimed San Francisco restaurants including Clementine and Postrio. Working with Chef Caceres to insure that the entirety of the Le P’tit Laurent dining experience is a good one is proprietor and accomplished restaurateur Laurent Legendre.
The bistro inspired design of Le P’tit Laurent is notable for its Venetian plaster walls, pressed tin ceiling, chandeliers, wood flooring, a 1940s art deco style wood-topped bar, banquette seating and reproductions of stylized and classic French advertising posters adorning the walls. The restaurant seats 40 guests, plus 8 at the bar.
Libations offered at Le P’tit Laurent include an approachable selection of domestic and imported wines with the latter focused on French vintages but supplemented with Spanish, South African, Israeli, New Zealand, Chilean and Argentinean choices as well. The full bar serves modern, traditional and original signature cocktails (with often weekly new creations in this category) and, while enjoying a drink, guests can order from the restaurant’s complete food menu. Off-site catering is a specialty of the house.
Le P’tit Laurent Restaurant is located at 699 Chenery Street, at the corner of Diamond Street, in the Glen Park district of San Francisco, California. The restaurant is open nightly for dinner, Sunday through Thursday from 5.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m. Neighborhood street parking is available. Reservations, which are recommended (required for parties of six or more), can be made by calling (415) 334-3235. The Web address is www.leptitlaurent.net.
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