Anisette’s Alain Giraud Hands Out Free Mini Croque Monsieur Today

Chef Giraud's scallops
Chef Giraud’s scallopsPhoto: Hadley Tomicki

Starting at 11 a.m. today, Chef Alain Giraud, owner of Santa Monica’s Anisette, will be at the corner of Arizona and 3rd St. doling out free samples of mini-croque monsieur and French fried fingerlings. Despite Anisette standing just a few steps away, DineLA has convinced the revered toque to get inside of a trendy food truck, where he will also hand out copies of the special menu he has prepared for restaurant week. Chef Giraud plans to be street-side until 2 p.m., but samples are not guaranteed to last forever. DineLA Restaurant Week starts Monday.