Pasjoli Dialogue Chef Dave Beran's Modern French Bistro

Chef Dave Beran’s classy new French bistro brings old-school charm to Santa Monica. This is the only restaurant in L.A. where you can order a canard à la presse, a classic French dish that uses every part of the duck. The breast and legs are cooked separately, while the rest of the bird goes into the duck press in a table-side presentation that creates a rich sauce. Other favorite dishes at Pasjoli include roasted hen of the woods mushrooms with a buckwheat crepe, turbot with brown butter, and broccolini with béarnaise and Bayonne ham. Save room to try all of the desserts – there’s a refreshing passionfruit tart, a spectacularly gooey chocolate soufflé, and, our favorite, the riz au lait with caramelized pineapple.

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Pasjoli's beef tartare, topped with radishes and nasturtiums.
Pasjoli’s beef tartare, topped with radishes and nasturtiums.
Chicken liver brioche topped with black truffle.
Chicken liver brioche topped with black truffle.
Chef Dave Beran's Pasjoli is the hottest new restaurant in town.
Chef Dave Beran’s Pasjoli is the hottest new restaurant in town.
A Pasjoli signature dish: canard à la presse.
A Pasjoli signature dish: canard à la presse.
The result of the table-side presentation: a rich duck sauce.
The result of the table-side presentation: a rich duck sauce.
Gratin dauphinois – sliced, baked potatoes.
Gratin dauphinois – sliced, baked potatoes.
Pasjoli's signature duck dish must be pre-ordered in advance.
Pasjoli’s signature duck dish must be pre-ordered in advance.
Chef Marcus Jernmark and his wife Andrea joined us for dinner.
Chef Marcus Jernmark and his wife Andrea joined us for dinner.
A refreshing tart, made with passionfruit from chef Dave's backyard.
A refreshing tart, made with passionfruit from chef Dave’s backyard.
A super rich and gooey chocolate soufflé.
A super rich and gooey chocolate soufflé.
Dave Beran's modern French bistro was one of the most exciting LA openings in 2019!
Dave Beran’s modern French bistro was one of the most exciting LA openings in 2019!

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