L'Artiste Patisserie

Going out to brunch/lunch with Susie's mom on Sunday is always a fun experience. She's game for almost anything so it's my time to try out new places. We went to L'Artiste Patisserie in Encino on Ventura and Louise. It's in the same shopping center as the Sav-on next to Catch 21.

Inside there are two large display cases with their beautiful pastries and breads. I would say there are about 6 round tables to fit 2-3 people inside and a number of the same round tables outside in a little patio area.

Susie got the almond brioche french toast which was pretty standard french toast. Nothing too exciting, it comes with a side of fruit salad.

Susie's mom and Allen shared the classic croissant with ham. It was a ham and swiss sandwich on a very good croissant. Allen ate out all the ham and cheese and had the top bread, so I got to have the bottom bread with lettuce and tomato and mayo.

I had the roast beef sandwich. It's not on the online menu, but it should be. It's hot roast beef slices with sauteed spinach and mushrooms, carmelized onions and cheddar cheese on a toasted baguette. Now that's a sandwich.

We also took some pastries home since they looked so good. We got a chocolate croissant bread pudding, red velvet cupcake, blueberry scone and a chocolate croissant. I haven't had the croissant yet, it's warming up in the skillet. I'm on a mission to find the best chocolate croissant. So far Portos is winning in the So. Cal region but after I eat this one we may have a new winner.

L'Artiste Patisserie
17312-A Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91316
tel: 818-386-0061
fax: 818-386-0121




Closed Monday


Blogger illewminator said...

nice... everything on the website looks delicious, if a little pricey. still, this is what i'd like to try:

P.L.T. $9.99
Prosciutto, lettuce, tomato, avocado and Havarti cheese w/dill served with Dijon mayonnaise on
our homemade rye bread.

3/13/2006 11:28 AM  

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