It’s June and the start of my month-long birthday celebration (lol)! My dinner at Pescadou with my friend Debbie will be hard to beat.


This French restaurant in Newport Beach is so authentic that just hearing our waiter’s accent made us feel like we were in a little bistro on the banks of the Seine. How about a little Puilly Fuisse and a country pate-pork terrine to start?

The Steak Frittes came very highly recommended so that certainly sounded good to me. It was Hanger steak with confit shallots in a red wine sauce. Debbie ordered Magret – duck breast atop roasted peppercorn sauce, with varicots vert.

I can’t think of any words that would accurately describe the deliciousness of these two entrees. If we weren’t afraid of being physically ejected from Pescadou, we would have licked our plates!!

The dessert of the day was a Napoleon – layers of delicate puff pastry with creme patisserie, and strawberries, topped with whipped cream. This incredible meal called for two desserts, so we also enjoyed the Nougat Glace – ice cream parfait with orange blossom honey, carmelized almond and red berries..

The Other Thing – I cannot think  of enough superlatives to explain our dining experience. Suffice it to say that the evening was a total joy in every way!