Several years ago, I was hospitalized and became very ill. Due to that illness, I lost tolerance of many foods (including dairy). Those with food intolerance issues know how difficult everyday life can be. The struggle to find what works is real. Finding a restaurant to visit can be equally difficult. My hopes of ever truly enjoying a French restaurant experience again dwindled, until now. My favorite French restaurant in Los Angeles has created a vegan menu with Matthew Kenney at the helm! Never in my wildest dreams did I think this would happen.
Of course, when I arrived, I wanted to order everything. The entire menu looked absolutely delicious. I ordered the Vol-au-Vent. It is the perfect Fall dish, filled with Morel and Champignon Mushrooms, Petite Peas and Pearl Onions inside of a Puff Pastry. Warm Morel Veloute sauce is offered on the the side. It was absolute perfection! For dessert, I ordered my favorite French pastry. The Millefeuille Vanille cream was full of Vanilla Bean flavor and better than my memory could recall. Every bite was divine!
The Beverly Hills location is the first of the Laduree restaurants to offer this new vegan menu. If you’re in the area and looking for a plant based option, definitely stop by!