And the totally-made-up-just-this-second Oscar for Best New French Bistro Starring Champagne Carts goes to…
Avec Nous, a grand new Gallic charmer helmed by Bar Boulud’s former executive chef, now taking reservations for Friday’s opening at L’Ermitage Beverly Hills. Oh, here it is now.
Yes, it’s quite comely. Picture a big date scenario happening at that marble bar, separated by nothing but Old Fashioneds and Niçoise. Or a little fireside feasting with important people, duck prosciutto and burgers in a sizable leather booth under art of a lady sunbathing in a cold cocktail. Or better yet, just go sit on the front patio. In reality.
Your other decisions won’t be as torturous. Like when a champagne cart rolls around bringing much bubbly into your lives. Or when a carving cart rolls by offering to hew roughly 30 ounces of côte de boeuf tableside. Or when a final cart appears offering candy. Always take the candy.
And if you’re seeking to heap on the special, they’ll even set up a private table for you guys in the big glass box holding all the wine.