Bistro La Petite France

Dîner Magnifique

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Basil Jell-O and Mozzarella

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Basil Jell-O and Mozzarella

Photo by Dante Fontana, © Style Media Group.

Imagine being in a quaint café on the streets of Paris; actually experience it upon entering Bistro La Petite France.

Located on Sutter Street in Historic Folsom, the Bistro sits upstairs, which allows for the option of outdoor balcony seating. Being a rather warm day, however, my dining partner and I chose indoors. I was delighted we did, as it allowed us to easily soak in the ambiance and authentic French atmosphere.

After we were graciously greeted and seated, I browsed the menu looking for a new treat. Once our waitress told us about the specials, namely that the “quiche of the day” was Quiche Lorraine, I said: “Sold!” While waiting for the main dish, we sampled the plate of assorted marinated olives and beautiful Heirloom Tomato Salad with Basil Jell-O and Mozzarella.

My entrée arrived with an ample wedge of beautiful quiche, and I took my first bite with a satisfying “ah.” It was delicious. Created by Chef Christophe, it was the perfect mix of egg, four cheeses, ham and onion sitting on a light, flaky crust. The accompanying mixed greens dressed in Dijon vinaigrette also delighted my palate.

While I was busy devouring my lunch, my girlfriend was fairly quiet as she savored her Saumon Fume sur Baguette – smoked salmon on a sourdough baguette with dill crème fraiche. She was more than satisfied with her choice and also enjoyed the mixed greens with its fantastic dressing.

The service at Bistro La Petite France was exceptional, as well as the food. The restaurant serves lunch Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., dinner Thursday through Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m., and Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Bistro La Petite France, 718 Sutter Street, Folsom, 916-608-2148, bistrolapetitefrance.net.

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