Les Cons Servent
Opened in 2007, Les Cons Servent is a play on words, alluding to the bistro's home-canned preserves, conserves, and pickles that are stacked on ceiling-high shelves in the gray-tone dining room. Made-in-house specialties include toasted pecans, strawberry vinegar, and quail eggs in black tea. A 150-label wine cellar consists of privately imported bottles that, like the preserves, are available for take-away sales. The market-driven French menu includes dishes like venison tartare and pan-fried snapper with chorizo and Jerusalem artichokes. For an uncommon dessert, try the pear fritter topped with caramel and bacon bits.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.