French 75 Bistro offers wide selection of soups and salads for the light eater. There is French onion soup as well as a lobster bisque that is blended with cognac with a hint of smoked paprika.
There are salads to satisfy any palate. The smoked chicken endive salad is filled with apples, spiced walnuts, watercress and Roquefort. The 'salade rustique' encapsules the flavors of warm herb roasted chicken, pine nuts, sun-dried cranberries, thyme croutons, greens and warm jus de poulet. And, there is a seafood 'Louis' made with shrimp, crab, asparagus, tomatoes, artichokes, and haricots verts.
The Hot Callebaut chocolate souffle is the "Grand Damé" of their desserts. It is hard to resist its chocolaty aroma when it emerges from the kitchen. Presented at tableside, a cointreau cream is then poured into it's center. Other sweet delights include a warm rustic apple tart which is accompanied with cinnamon ice cream, a white chocolate brioche pudding, and a chocolate, hazelnut and banana crepes served with a cognac sauce and vanilla bean ice cream.
There is an artisan cheese sampler platter that is also a perfect accompaniment to your meal.
To complete your dining experience, try the French press coffee which is a pampering experience. The server presses the coffee at your table which is then poured into a pre-warmed cup.
French 75 Bistro features a "bubbly hour" from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday with special cocktails and complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
French 75 Bistro offers an extensive selection of wines, champagne, and cognac. They also have a wide menu of champagne cocktails and specialty martinis.
The French 75 Bistro is located at 3400 W. Olive Avenue in Burbank and can be reached at 818-955-5100. Reservations are recommended but not required. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Monday through Friday. Dinner is served Sunday through Wednesday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
? Katrina P. Ten