Jeune et Jolie
Feminine, charming, and très chic, from its soft coral crushed velvet booths and Art Deco touches to its inventive cocktail program, Jeune et Jolie brings modern French cuisine to Carlsbad, just a few blocks from its beloved sister restaurant, Campfire. The short, tight menu features traditional French ingredients sometimes paired with the decidedly non-traditional, such as grenouille (frog legs) in fermented chile and tamari, Ris de Veau (sweetbreads) en sauce chasseur and cabbage and agneau, Frenched lamb lollipops, wax beans, potato fondant and charred shishito peppers. Mille Feuille, a sumptuous combination of passion fruit, pistachio, honey, and lavender, gilded with gold leaf, is a must-have sweet finish.
Stop in on Mondays for chef Andrew Bachelier’s newly launched L’Ordinaire prix fixe menu, a fresh and playful three-course spread that changes weekly based on whatever is available from farms, fishmongers, ranchers, and other purveyors, for just for $35 per person, with select wine pairings for an additional $15.