It’s a good time to be eating in the Valley, that’s for sure. With plenty of top-notch options already, the addition of a number of prime new players — including the upcoming Petit Trois in Sherman Oaks — should only help further the cause. Food & Wine recently caught up with Ludo Lefebvre at a luxe champagne dinner at his LA tasting menu restaurant Trois Mec to talk about progress on the space, and what to expect when it comes online later this year.
For starters, recall the space that Petit Trois is taking over. This is the former Il Tiramisu on Ventura Boulevard, a long-running and endlessly charming address that should offer a fair bit more elbow room for Ludo and company to do their thing. In fact, the French chef says that the room will seat 70, and even offer some classic accoutrement like old school waiters in black coats pushing carts around the room.
There’s also plenty to know about the menu. Petit Trois has always been about French bistro flavors, but with the increased square footage comes an even broader menu, with options for dishes like prime rib and larger cassoulets and tableside dover sole filleting. Ludo tells Food & Wine that he’l even be expanding into all-day service with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus classics like chocolate cake — and wine of course. You can even expect takeaway service at some point down the line, though maybe not for the already-messy and decadent-as-hell Big Mec burger.
As for timing, Ludo is pegging an opening in September, but with construction still going on now (nine months after first taking the space, due to a myriad of unforeseen circumstances) that’s a moving target. Still the place is getting close enough for Valleyites to almost taste. And yes, the place will be very family friendly.
Petit Trois Sherman Oaks
13705 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA