Quite possibly the 200th and 201th bloggers to yap about Petrossian, the contemporary French-influenced restaurant and boutique specializing in caviar, smoked fish, and foie gras (which I've yet to eat in my 29 years on planet Earth), Joan of the Hungry Hungry Hungry Hippo and I, along with our good pal, Kat, met up to bask in the BBE 30% discount glory and see what all this hoo-hawing was about.
Opportunities arise to buy fancy chocolates and caviar
The elegant, Audrey Hepburn-esque dinning room is one of the most spot-less I've ever seen - almost a model home atmosphere.
I'm surprised cabernet sauvignon is not banned. Glad I didn't spill.
We started with bread and butter, which we had to ask for. It took them a little longer to warm up the bread since they only serve it per request and didn't have a lot pumping out of the oven that evening.
Bread and Butter Service
The Wild Mushroom Cappuccino ($10) was an incredibly frothy and creamy soup with a robust earthy mushroom flavor. I resisted the temptation to actually drink this, instead taking lady like dips with my spoon. This was my favorite dish of the night.
Grande Shroom Cap: Tap it in!
The highly blogger/yelp acclaimed Black Truffle Mac N Cheese ($18) with orrechiette, bacon and parmesean was gloriously rich, although I think feel we were kind of jipped on the truffle seeing other people's blogs *jealous* I especially loved the use of little ear pasta, allowing the pasta to cup the flavorful sauce. HHHH favored this dish for the night.
Truffle Mac N Cheese Tease
The Steak Frites ($24) selected by the carnivorous Hungry Hungry Hungry Hippo and Kat duo, was the least memorable. I was skeptical, of course, because I am not keen on red meat, but was willing to give this a whirl for the sake of my iron deficiencies. The prime hangar steak with pepper sauce and shallots confit proved to be an overzealous combination for all our tastes, most notably it was the pepper that was overwhelming. The fries, however, were immaculate being perfectly crisp showing lush white potato goodness inside.
Beefy Hang Time
I insisted on sampling some of their specialty smoked salmon so we ordered the Smoked Salmon Pizzette ($26) per our waiter's recommendation. The creme fraiche, red onions, capers and Transmontanus caviar dolled up the salmon quite nicely, making every bite a little bit of under the sea heaven. The pizzette itself was ginormous and would be a little monotonous to eat the whole thing so it was perfect to share.
My kind of pizza
Loving all things pistachio, I couldn't leave without tasting the Pistachio Creme Brulee ($10) with macerated strawberries and hibiscus. The creme established a strong fresh pistachio flavor although I was a little disappointed by the small size of this $10 dessert. Two bites and it was gone.
Just a dash of the pistach
Petrossian West Hollywood
321 North Robertson Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048