Soupe àl’oignon: Traditional French onion soup
Soupe du jour: Soup of the day
Cuisses de Grenouilles: Sautéed frog legs
Escargots Petit Paris: Escargot without shell in garlic butter
Salade Maison: House Salad with balsamic, honey mustard olive oil dressing
Salade de Chèvre: Green salad, goat cheese and olive tapenade raspberry vinaigrette
Salade Petit Paris: Arugula, duck confit, egg and champagne vinaigrette
Assiette de Charcuterie: Pâté, dry sausage, jambon de pays...
Assiette de Fromages: Assortment of cheeses, nuts and honey
Bouillabaisse: Monk fish, mussels, clams, lobster, shrimp, potato, crustini with rouille sauce
Moules / Frites: Mussels & French fries
Truite aux amandes: Pan seared Ruby red trout lemon pearl pasta, roasted tomato, amande beurre blanc and lemon aioli
Steak & Frites: Manhattan steak with French fries, and your choice of sauces
Poulet: Pan roasted chicken, truffle potatoe puree, duck fat carrots, carrot puree and shallot jus
Cotelettes d'Agneau: 3 grilled lamb chop, mushroom puree, potato puree, arugula salad truffle salt, champagne vinaigrette
Boeuf Bourguignon: beef stew served with duck fat potatoes, leek purée ,roasted carrot,mushroom
Cote de porc: Grilled pork chop, lentils, vegetables, arugula, sherry vinaigrette, apple mustard sauce
Cassoulet : Leg duck confit on top of braised beans, sausages, foie gras lightly melted
Blanquette de veau : Braised veal shank, rice pilaf, mushrooms, chipolini onion
Fondue Savoyarde : Cheese fondue, served with toasted bread and apple
* Vegetarian dishes are possible if you let us know when you call for reservations.
** Please inform your server of any allergies.
Every effort will be made to accommodate food allergies, we're afraid we cannot always gaurantee meeting your needs
Le Petit Paris Bistrot
161 East Adams Avenue
1/2 a block east of Main Street
Open daily for dinner at 5:30 pm
From Our Guests...
Romantics retreat to this “true find” in Breckenridge, where “amazing” French cuisine is proffered in a small dining room bedecked with pink tablecloths, flowers and dark woods; just as “charming” as the environment are the “entertaining” staffers, and though prices are up there, the summertime three-course brunch prix fixe is a bargain.
2012 - Arielle, thank you for sharing the flavors and hospitality of your home. We truly enjoyed every fresh, savory, and delectable bite from the local Arugula salad, to those to die for truffle fries and everything in between. Your warmth and welcoming spirit fills the walls with honest, homestyle goodness. Thank you for transporting us to France, in the comfort of our own home. We are so glad to have you here in Breckenridge. Sincerely, James Phelps and Amy Carlson PhelpsLittle Mountain Lodge, Kresge and Associates
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.
Profiteroles: Cream puff with vanilla ice cream and hot chocolate
Mousse au chocolat: chocolate mousse
Fondant au chocolat: Molten chocolate cake with crème Anglaise
Gratin de fruits rouges: Gratin red berries served with a champagne Sabayon
Coupe Coco Chanel: coconut, mango and raspberry sorbet with a seasonal fruit