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Alain Giraud Teaming Up With Petrossian at Strand House on Monday

Giraud Photo: Kevin Eats

Alain Giraud, the former Bastide and Anisette chef now behind his own Maison Giraud in Pacific Palisades, steps up to the plate at Strand House’s “Culinary Masters” series this Monday. The French chef is breaking out some big guns for the occasion, offering a $200 five-course menu attached to a caviar and Champagne tasting from Perrier-Jouet and Petrossian, and also featuring caviar in each of his dishes. In addition, The Beverly Hills Cheese Store will contribute a few specimens for dessert, upping both the luxury and the Frenchness of the whole night. See Giraud’s full menu below and if you’ve got 240 smackers burning a hole in those Façonable pockets, make reservations at 310-545-7470.

An Evening with Alain Giraud Featuring Petrossian Caviar, Perrier Jouët Champagne
And The Cheese Shop of Beverly Hills

$200 per person, excludes tax and a 20% service charge


Tray Passed Hors d’oeuvres

Kendall Farms crème fraîche, caviar

black cod brandade

white fish caviar

Mumm Cordon Rouge, FR


The Tasting
Petrossian Caviar and Perrier-Jouët

Royal Transmontanus
NV Perrier-Jouët “Grand” Brut, FR

Tsar Imperial Siberian
MV Perrier-Jouët Brut Rosé, “Blason”, FR

Tsar Imperial Ossetra
NV G.H. Mumm Grand Cru Brut, “Mumm de Cramant”, FR

Royal Kaluga
2004 Perrier-Jouët “Fleur de Champagne Belle Epoque”, FR

First Course

Egg & Caviar
egg custard, savory chantilly, brioche toast, caviar
2009 Trimbach Pinot Blanc, Alsace, FR

Second Course

Lobster Crêpe
lobster hollandaise, fines herbs, caviar “egg in a frame”
2010 Chateau La Nerthe Blanc, FR

main course

Quinault River Steelhead Trout
sunchoke puree, braised endive, lardons, beurre rouge, smoked trout roe
2010 Shatter, Grenache, Rhone Valley, FR


Tasting of Artisan Cheeses
fruit caviar
2008 Chateau De Cosse ‘by Rothschild’, Sauternes, FR

Alain Giraud Teaming Up With Petrossian at Strand House on Monday