It’s not quite Montparnasse, but Meridian Avenue offers South Pas a little taste of France . First, there is the lovely Bistro de la Gare – my favorite French café – and right next door is Nicole’s Gourmet Foods. If it’s French and fabulous: Nicole’s carries it. We’re talking pates, caviar, foie gras, truffles, duck confit, olives, butter, chocolates, wines (of course!) and literally hundreds and hundreds of cheeses. You can also find some delightful oils and vinegars, baked goods and a yummy array of soups, salads and sandwiches. Nicole Grandjean and her son Steven opened their first spot in Pasadena in 1996. Lucky for South Pas, they moved here in 2001.
This jeune fille seemed unimpressed with the many varieties of brie but appeared content to munch on some potato chips. Mais naturellement!