Le Petit Paris – LA Restaurant Week Experience

January 28, 2017

Le Petit Paris during LA Restaurant WeekA lover of sweet indulgences, flavorful sauces, pretty interiors and everflowing new experiences, I threw myself into the long list of restaurants for LA Restaurant Week and found Le Petit Paris. Fully prepared to cross this one off my personal list of LA spots, I asked Kelsie of Design Life Diaries if she’d join me at this particular restaurant for our foodie adventure.

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If you ask Tom, I’ve mentioned wanting to visit Le Petit Paris numerous times. My recollection of the beautiful French interiors, colonial decor and grand staircase from the photos I’d seen back in January made quite the impression. When we finally arrived, Kelsie and I noticed a modern twist on French decor. This high ceilings, crystal chandeliers, velvet merlot banquettes and the detailed gold columns all added to the ambiance. It’s picture-perfect for a date with a beau, or an evening out with great girlfriends!  I would’ve loved to have seen the infamous French bistro chairs instead of the ones in the restaurant, as they always remind me of people watching in Paris.  I mean, who doesn’t want to be taken back to special moments in Paris?

Le Petit Paris’ special menu was equally eye-catching.  Salmon tartar, duck confit, curry muscles, beef carpaccio and of course, dessert. Miki à la Mode was not chosen at random. Ice cream is my favourite food, making the French apple tart à la mode perfect for me.  After dining and enjoying a couple of drinks, we stopped into their cute little shop La Boutique where they sell French macarons, cakes and imported European olive oils shaped like parfums.

If you rarely ever try new restaurants, cafes or culinary experiences, city foodie events like happy hour and LA Restaurant Week are excellent reasons to treat yourself without the lavish cost.  I’m a strong believer in obtaining all the wonderful things life has to offer without having to always spend a fortune. It’s about striking balance. While not every great experience can always be done on a dime, many can. You just have to keep an eye out for them.  LA Restaurant Week happens bi-annually and is still going on.  If you live in the area or are visiting during this event, it’s definitely worth checking out.

For this lunch date, I dressed in flirty ruffles, feminine laser cut heels and a silk scarf tied around my neck.  I balanced the softness by contrasting edgier pieces, including distressed denim and, another favourite hand bag of mine, the Valentino Rockstud.  Kelsie wore a really cute Parisian-inspired outfit. We chatted for hours at the restaurant. She’s a stylish woman with the most incredible hair and has great home DIYs available on her blog at Design Life Diaries.

Have you done a culinary event or tried a new restaurant lately?  What’s been your favourite restaurant experience? Leave me your comments below. I always love hearing from you and learning about new spots, too!

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Outfit: Similar tops here and love this floral one on sale here. Valentino Rockstud Medium Tote in Navy. Black version here. Laser cut lace up heels now on sale here.

For more of my favourite culinary experiences, see Best Places to Eat in Miami.  For Barcelona, see my favourites listed at Best Places to Eat in Barcelona.



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  • Rach July 28, 2016 at 4:38 am

    That restaurant looks stunning. The details of the decor is gorgeous! Your outfit is on point. The pink ruffles and neck-tie is so cute! It has a Parisian feel to it!


    • miki August 1, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      Thanks! Loving ruffles right now! Definitely a cute spot!

  • Rachel Trampel July 28, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Looking so beautiful! Love those heels 🙂

    • miki August 1, 2016 at 12:27 pm


  • The Fashion Folks July 28, 2016 at 7:45 am

    Love the interior of the restaurant, sometimes it feels like a good interior makes the food even more delicious haha! Love the modern french feeling, so chic and a lovely hint to all the Paris restaurants! Xx


    • miki August 1, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      Great ambiance often helps with the entire experience, doesn’t it?! 🙂 Thanks!

  • Beauty Follower July 28, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Wonderful place, the food looks really delicious… I am a big olive oil lover 😉
    Nice top dear!


    • miki August 1, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      Me too. I love olive oils in Europe, especially! They’re so good there.

  • Kelsie July 28, 2016 at 9:50 am

    This restaurant was so good, I want to go back already for more of those Curried Mussels and Creme Brûlée!! Or maybe just a huge box of fresh macaroons 😀


    • miki August 1, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      I want to go back for the macarons and olive oil! The curried mussels were so delicious!

  • Alice July 28, 2016 at 10:01 am

    What a beautiful, beautiful restaurant! The food of course looks top notch, glad it was so delicious. I love your ruffle tank as well, so cute!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N U

    • miki August 1, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      Thanks Alice! Definitely a lovely restaurant.

  • Sharon Wu July 28, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Beautiful photos! I’m really loving the ambiance of the restaurant <3 xo, sharon


    • miki August 1, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      Pretty spot for sure! The food was really good! Thanks so much, Sharon!! 🙂

  • molly July 28, 2016 at 10:39 am

    This restaurant looks AMAZING!


    • miki August 1, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Delicious place for a bite!

  • Carina July 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    The restaurant looks incredible, so luxurious and pretty! Also, you look very chic.


    • miki August 1, 2016 at 12:38 pm

      Cute right? It’s nice for a group of friends. Thanks Carina!

  • Christine Kong July 28, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    This restaurant is so lovely and the details are so beautiful. I love Paris and love their style of decor and fine dining and just how they enjoy and appreciate food. This restaurant takes all the wonderful aspects of Parisian dining and executes it beautifully. Thanks for sharing, I definitely have to try this place soon! xoxo, Christine

    • miki August 1, 2016 at 12:40 pm

      I love Paris. Such a pretty place to be. It’s nice to stop into a place that is inspired by the city and cuisine. French sauces are so good. My dad used to make a bit of French cuisine when I was a child and I loved it. If you go, let me know how you like it. 🙂

  • Emily July 28, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    I love trying out new restaurants! I am a bit of a foodie in that sense. This one sounds and looks so amazing! When I was in LA a few months ago I got to try an awesome new restaurant, but I totally forget the name of it now. Before we headed there I had a good amount of wine so that probably didn’t help! Hope you have a great weekend. 🙂

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

    • miki August 1, 2016 at 12:43 pm

      I love discovering new spots all the time even when I’m just at home. It sounds like you had a nice trip here! If you ever remember the restaurant, let me know. 🙂 Thanks Emily!

  • Candace July 28, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    That food looks delicious. I could go there every night. Beautiful pics!


    • miki August 1, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      Definitely delicious! Thanks Candace.

  • Camila July 28, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    What a wonderful place to go, the food looks so delicious. Your outfit is just stunning, loving the jeans and the shoes!

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    • miki August 1, 2016 at 1:03 pm

      Thanks, Camila!

  • Colleen | ColleenWelsch.com July 28, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    This place looks so good! I’m definitely adding this to my list of places to go when I get a little bit more money in my pockets 😉

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    • miki August 1, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      It’s a cute spot. Let me know when you go and how you like it. 🙂

  • Raina July 29, 2016 at 2:20 am

    Ahh I so need to go here the next time I’m in LA! Lovely pictures 🙂

    xo Raina

    • miki August 1, 2016 at 1:04 pm

      Thanks Raina!

  • Carmen July 29, 2016 at 4:40 am

    This restaurant looks so pretty and peaceful, I absolutely love it! Great choice that you decided to attend the event even though you didn’t know anyone before 🙂
    I wish you a lovely day!
    xx, Carmen – http://www.carmitive.com

    • miki August 1, 2016 at 1:09 pm

      Thanks Carmen! It’s a pretty spot and was a late lunch, so the restaurant was quieter for sure – great for photos! 🙂

  • Vanessa July 29, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Miki, the restaurant looks amazing, and so does the food + you two ladies!!! Next time I’m in L.A. we will need to get together for sure! I adore you!
    xoxo, Vanessa

    • miki August 1, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      It is a cute spot! Yes, next time you’re here, let’s grab a bite together. Thanks Vanessa!

  • Jalisa July 29, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Wow, the food looks absolutely amazing and so do YOU, girlie! I love your cute, yet chic outfit, perfect for the occasion. I loving dining out during Restaurant Week here in NY because you can really get a sense of the chief’s true talent and dedication, as he/she curates a special menu specifically for the event and at great prices, too (if it’s prefixed)! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!



    • miki August 1, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      I still haven’t done Restaurant Week in NY! I love food in New York – omg. I’m always on a foodie trip there. 🙂 There’s so many fantastic chefs and great options there. Next time I’m in, we have to grab lunch together somewhere nice! 🙂 Thanks a bunch Jalisa!

  • yuka July 29, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    wow the decor here is really gorgeous! you both look beautiful!


    • miki August 1, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      Thanks Yuka!!

  • Valentina July 30, 2016 at 1:57 am

    Wonderful time, and a very good experience

    • miki August 1, 2016 at 2:15 pm

      Thanks Valentina!

  • NEHA July 30, 2016 at 5:19 am

    Wow…this place is so stunning and gorgeous! You look so beautiful and so is ur outfit ….Amazingly beautiful clicks…xo, neha


    • miki August 1, 2016 at 2:17 pm

      Thanks so much Neha!

  • Sybil July 30, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    beautiful!! 😀

    Have a great weekend!
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    • miki August 1, 2016 at 2:19 pm

      Thanks Sybil. You too!

  • Dora Toubanaki July 31, 2016 at 6:42 am

    Loving your look first of all!!
    Such a great interior!! Everything looks so yummy and high class!
    Dora http://www.BangsBang.com

    • miki August 1, 2016 at 3:18 pm

      Thanks so much Dora! Chic spot for sure.

  • BeautiliciousD July 31, 2016 at 7:39 am

    Photos are gorgeous dear! Looks so luxurious and glamorous! You must have had wonderful time there ^^


    • miki August 1, 2016 at 3:24 pm

      Definitely fun! Thanks!

  • Violette July 31, 2016 at 8:43 am

    This restaurant looks so nice! I love the blue white red macarons, so Paris!


    • miki August 1, 2016 at 3:23 pm

      Love the macarons in the pedastal, too. 🙂 Thanks Voilette!

  • Gabrielle July 31, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    I’m well and truly in awe of this post, everything about it from beginning to end is perfect! The photography is so professional and you look lovely; such a gorgeous bag as well.


  • Luci's Morsels August 3, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    What a beautiful restaurant! Everything looks picture perfect! You girls are gorgeous!

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