Since it is still Dine LA week, there was the $16 lunch menu (which I had to ask them to get me), but I opted for the Whitefish with mustard sauce and vegetables. Since house wines were only $5, I asked whether the Rosé was dry or fruity and the waiter gave me a taste so I could decide. My verdict: crisp and fruity, as Rosés from the South of France usually are (and this wine was from the Golfe de St. Tropez) so I nodded yes to a glass, with a smile.
The Whitefish came with a small salad, dressed in a light vinaigrette with tomato, and olive and diced pimentos.
The Whitefish ($14.95) came with julienned zucchini and carrots. The mustard sauce served on the side was very rich and very flavorful, but I added only a small drizzle to my fish to accent the tender filet. The portion was much too big to finish, but I enjoyed every bite. It was wonderful to have a basic French menu to choose from and to have gorgeous pastries to peruse. I have decided that for my next trip to Maison Richard, I will come for dessert, and if I have room, I will consider a light meal after I finish my dessert!