Rosallie Le French Café
La Reine Tartine – Paris Ham, Mushrooms, Mozzarella Cheese, Tomato, Side Salad
Almond Raspberry Croissant
Almond Pear Pie
Pumpkin Tarte, Whipped Cream
Strawberry Tarte, Almond Frangipane
Holiday Cookie Cup – Sable, Langues de Chat, Meringues, Macaroons
Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroon
Raspberry Custard Cake, Vanilla Macarons
There was a period in time where revisiting the same Restaurant again and again seemed silly, the fact that thousands more exist creating an ongoing search for that “perfect” bite, but having grown to realize that greatness is rarely found it was knowing that Rosallie would once again outperform expectations that a Birthday Cake was commissioned, though on the morning of pick-up it seemed only logical to also stick around for Breakfast.
Now entering year four and with no signs of slowing, this visit finding ‘Le French Café’ more packed than usual with several patrons taking advantage of Las Vegas’ late patio season, it was in the now-familiar accent of Manager Christophe that greetings were offered on entry, the décor even further upgraded from the past and gentle French music chiming overhead.
Happy to see additional familiar Staff along with all Las Vegas’ best Pastries, a few new additions to both also noted, it was after ordering at counterside that items were brought to the table, first bites of the new “La Reine” Tartine offering familiar crispy Pastry beneath a layer of Tomatoes and Cheese plus thick chunks of Ham and roasted Mushrooms that should please both those looking for something French and even a Pizza lover to a similar degree.
Moving swiftly to Pastries after dressed Tomatoes and Salad from a wooden board, Rosallie’s branding now expanded to cups both porcelain and plastic as the Café eyes new locations, it was after enjoying one of the fairly new Almond Croissants imbued with Raspberry plus Pear Pie atop an all-Butter Crust that Rosallie’s seasonal Pumpkin Tarte took center stage, the dish one probably would not expect to see in Europe nonetheless offering great taste and texture with plenty of spice tempered by housemade Whipped Cream.
At this point taking the Cake and additional treats home, a classic Almond Croissant and Jonathan Pluvinet’s Walnut Pie still unrivaled stateside, it was amongst many styles of Cookies from Christophe that Macaroons and Cat’s Tongues stood out as items likely to impress as gifts this holiday season while a Strawberry Tarte built on a house Frangipane base bid adieu to Summer without tasting overly sweet as most store bought items made with Almond Paste often do.
Chilling the Cake now for several hours, an after-dinner surprise along with presents for the beautiful lady celebrating a few days early, suffice it to say that “make whatever you like” is not instructions one would give to anyone but someone trusted and in the hands of Christophe the result was exactly what one might expect from a former Jean-Philippe Baker as Raspberries, Custard, Sponge and Frosting all came together with a texture something like Tres Leches but with less wetness and a far more refined flavor.
FIVE STARS: Typically the first place visited after vacation, the Pastries used as a measuring stick for any recently tasted, it was against a strong showing from The Twin Cities that Rosallie remained best in class and although Jonathan’s classics remain personal favorites the new innovations are certainly not a step back.
RECOMMENDED: Almond Croissant, Walnut Pie, Almond Raspberry Croissant, Almond Pear Pie, Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroon, Pumpkin Tarte.
TIP: Custom Cakes and Catering can be arranged by phone or stopping in and consider Yelp! on-line delivery for smaller orders.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.