There is a new restaurant called Brasserie Pascal in Fashion Island, now owned by the same Pascal who already owns Cafe Jardin (see my previous post on this place), Tradition by Pascal, and Epicerie Pascal in Newport Beach. His work with Paul Bocuse and at Club 55 in St. Tropez shows in his brilliant executions of French style with Californian ingredients. One of the nice things about a good chef/owner opening up in a new location is that you get to try a new place that you already know will serve good food.
To introduce people to his newest venture, chef Pascal has a Parfait 10 (Perfect 10) menu featuring three items for $10 between 11:30 and 6:30pm every day; the choices include an aged Filet Mignon, Alaskan Halibut, or Coq au Vin (chicken in wine). You really can't beat that deal, unless of course you want to go for a meal this month (June) when he also has a special 21 offer, in honor of his 21st year anniversary, with a 3 course Prix Fixe lunch for $20 and for $1 more you get a glass of house wine; if you prefer dinner, the 21st anniversary special lets you choose a salad and hors d'oeuvre or traditional entree for $21.
If you only have time for a quick bite, stop by between 5 and 7pm for Happy Hour; they serve a $10 sampler tray (enough for 2) of the most popular bites, like Cheese Sandwich, Tarte Flambée, Charcuterie, Blue Cheese Beef Sirloin Sliders, Buttermilk Onion Rings, Homemade Pâté, Thyme Fries, and house wines or well drinks are only $5 a glass.
With prices like these, you can go to celebrate TFTTIT (the fact that today is Thursday).