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Marie Jo’s Story

Marie Jo began her career as a Pastry Chef in Paris.  When her sister opened Le Petit Paris Bistrot, she knew she had to have the very best and that was Marie Jo as her Pastry Chef!  Along with her daughter Carla, Marie Jo made the journey to Breckenridge to work along side her sister.

 

Marie Jo spends each afternoon creating intoxicating desserts that are the perfect labor of love to finish out your meal.  From profiteroles to the molten chocolate cake (fondat au chocolat) Mary Jo’s creations are sent from heaven. It would be a crime to leave your Le Petit Paris Bistrot evening without at least one of Marie Jo’s scrumptious desserts.

 


 

Le Petit Paris Bistrot

161 East Adams Avenue

1/2 a block east of Main Street

 

970-547-5335

 

Open daily for dinner at 5:30 pm

 

Reservations for the holidays are being accepted.
Don't delay in making your dinner reservations.

From Our Guests...

  • As its name suggests, Le Petite Paris truly makes you feel as though you're dining at a quaint Parisian bistrot that pays homage in every way possible to France, its culture, and its history. The ambiance and the people are inviting while still upholding a sense of formality.

    You are greeted at the door by a gentleman who takes your coats and guides you and your date to your crisp linen-covered table- this table will become an altar of worship for the next two hours as plate after plate of gastronomic perfection is set before you.

    A knowledgable waitress tends to you promptly, explaining in detail the fine drink selections offered. She may linger encouragingly on the French Martini- I urge you to take the bait and order it. With raspberry vodka, Chambord, and pineapple juice, it makes for a lovely drink (though perhaps a bit strong if you're a pansy like me).

    The menu is a history book/list of offerings hybrid, featuring famous French faces and places alongside menu items as if to suggest, "Molten chocolate cake so good, even Marie Antoinette would eat it." The menu also dons a small note requesting that cellphones not be used while dining at the restaurant. IT'S ABOUT DAMN TIME. Call me old-fashioned, but I find it extremely rude and obnoxious when people have their cellphones out at the dinner table. I was raised to enjoy the food and company you keep during a meal; to aimlessly scroll through Facebook while dining with others is inexcusable... but I digress.

    I tend to judge restaurants based in part on the bread that they serve. Le Petite Paris serves EXQUISITE French bread: crusty and flaky exterior, warm and soft inside, paired with lightly seasoned sweet butter. You had me at "bonjour."

    After yet another lengthy deliberation process, I chose to start with the goat cheese salad. The salad was served with two crostini slathered in green and black olive tapenades and another with goat cheese; I all but licked the plate clean, and the same can be said for my boyfriend's French onion soup bowl.

    For my main course, I selected the pan-seared trout, which included roasted tomatoes, almond beurre blanc, lemon garlic aioli, and a bed of lemon risotto. The fish was cooked perfectly through and the risotto was at once rich and refreshing. 2 for 2 in the Clean Plate Club.

    My meal concluded with the molten chocolate cake. Garnished with sweet berries and side of creme Anglaise to drizzle over it, this cake makes even the poorest of peasants feel like a queen. Suffice it to say, this is the last thing I want to taste before I die. If I was from Paris, I would say "ooh-la-la."

    The restaurant is run by two sisters from Paris, one of whom is a pastry chef by training and makes all the desserts on the menu. The other sister works the floor, making polite conversation with patrons. These women are so sweet and talented, and have managed to build one of the best eateries I have EVER been to.
    – Kailley
  • We just had dinner at Le Petit Paris and the dining experience was EXCEPTIONAL! Friendly and attentive service was consistent from arrival to departure. The food was magnificent and our hosts provided personal attention. Two of us had the vegetarian dish (off menu) created just for us by Chef Josh Hall and it was amazing! The desserts... just be sure to save room! It was a wonderful "send off" dinner for our trip to Breckenridge.
    – Raymond L., Boyds, MD
  • Awesome!

    What an amazing little find in Breckenridge! We went here for desert after a meal at another venue and were absolutely blown away. The dining room was full, and despite telling the hostess/owner that we just wanted desert, she treated us like we were ordering a banquet for 20.

    The deserts were delicious, the wine was incredible and very reasonably priced, and the service was top notch. Can't wait to come back next season!
    – Henry M.
    Denver, CO