If I had the power to fly from New York City to Los Angeles without worrying about things like work deadlines and airplane tickets, I would be standing on North Highland Avenue today around noon.
That’s because Petit Trois is opening its doors at 12:30 p.m. The newest restaurant from L.A.’s super-hero team of chefs—Ludo Lefebvre, Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo—launches with sandwich lunch service. The trio are going old-school French here (their first restaurant, the neighboring Trois Mec, brilliant modern American French cooking).
Back to the Petit Trois lunch line I’m standing on in my imagination. There’s a choice of two sandwiches, pan-bagnat (the quintessential Provençal tuna salad sammy) and jambon-buerre, the simple, sublime ham, butter and bread combo. I’m going to get both, while being mindful that Ludo and his team are making only 200 sandwiches each day.