In case you missed it – watch Chefs Patrick Musel & Christian Gautrois from this morning’s News Channel 8 special. www.wjla.com/video/2012/08/praline-bakery-bistro.html
For Patrick Musel, creating edible slices of heaven fulfills a life-long dream. At the tender age of six he would observe pastry chefs working in shops; his face pressed in awe to the window, watching how sweets seemed to bring sheer joy into other people’s lives.
Since then, Musel has channeled his passion into an impressive career in the art of pastries. His past work includes establishments such as Filomena in Georgetown, Sutton Place Gourmet, and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Laguna Hills, CA where he served as Executive Pastry Chef. In addition, both Musel and fellow Praline co-owner Susan Limb had the distinct honor of working under pastry maestro Roland Mesnier at the White House.
At Praline, Musel and Limb strive for a simple and classic pastry style that focuses on high-quality ingredients blended together in perfect balance. The shop is fashioned in a true Parisian style and is filled with light and a feeling of warmth.
Our Chef Christain Gautrois is responsible for the authentic classic french cuisine with the many traditional specialties of the various part of France. In addition to the menu, Christian brings you the daily specials based on the season for appetizers, catch of the day and meat entrees as well as desserts.
The specials at Praline change daily and reflect what Chef Gautrois has found at the market. Always excellent are such traditional preparations as steak tartare, coq au vin, escargots, and boeuf bourguignon. Chef Gautrois also does a fine job with seafood, especially with crab and lobster dishes.