Rosallie Le French Café
French Press Coffee
Almond Raspberry Croissant
Brioche French Toast – Pure Maple Syrup, Raspberries, Whipped Cream
Quiche Tartiflette – Tartiflette Cheese, Hardwood Smoked Bacon, Red Potatoes, Sauteed Onions, side Parfait
L’Americaine Tartine – Hardwood Smoked Honey Cured Bacon, Mozzarella Cheese, Poached Egg, side Salad
Green Onion Brioche – Gruyere Cheese, Bechamel Sauce, side Salad
Lemon Tarte with Raspberry Jam
Always one of the first stops upon return from overseas, nearly 3,000km of Germany doing nothing to disprove personal beliefs that Las Vegas is home to a world-class Bakery, it was on Sunday that Rosallie was found full-to-capacity with Christophe and staff putting on a fine showing in terms of both service and Cuisine.
Now a part of Sin City since August of 2015, Jonathan Pluvinet’s transformation of the former 7-Eleven into ‘Le French Café’ a tale of skill and determination that has since seen him open a second location outside of Orlando, guests entering 6090 South Rainbow Boulevard will find the space more welcoming now than ever with a menu that continues to expand.
Open daily from 7:00am until 6:00pm, everything from Quiche and Croissants to Wine and Cheese available throughout the day, it is from a counter lined in Viennoiserie that orders are placed, table service soon to follow with most opting to begin with house-blended Coffee Beans in the form of Cappuccino, French Press or Latte.
Assuredly a Café in the French sense, an atmosphere conducive to conversation, work or relaxation found throughout divided spaces including a library and private room, those looking for a good place to start need look no further than Pastries created by Jonathan and his family since 1983 in France, the hiring of former Jean-Philippe baker Christophe as Rosallie’s General Manager only improving items such as an Almond Croissant made with hand-ground Nuts instead of Frangipane.
No less show-stopping in terms of Tartes and Pies, the Valley’s only known version featuring Walnuts but one example of Pluvinet’s respect for French tradition, savory options also fit the bill ranging from Sandwiches and Salads to several types of Quiche served atop all-Butter Crust and filled with ingredients such as Bacon, Potatoes and melted Tartiflette Cheese.
Treated to Green Onion Brioche that eats like portable French Onion Soup on this recent visit, daily specials not uncommon but sometimes difficult to choose over something so enjoyable as “L’Americaine Tartine” with laminated Dough beneath Honey Cured Bacon, Mozzarella Cheese and a runny Egg, first-timers or those who have not visited in a while should also be sure to check out Rosallie’s Brioche, whether served as French Toast with a choice of toppings or as the base to Blueberry-studded Bostock.
FIVE STARS: Truly a case of the best only getting better, this visit to the corner of Rainbow Boulevard and Patrick Lane finding Le Café busier than ever, Jonathan and Christophe continue to add more reasons to visit in terms of atmosphere, Food, Beverage and customer service.
RECOMMENDED: Almond Croissant, Almond Raspberry Croissant, Walnut Tarte, Brioche French Toast, Blueberry Bostock, Pear Tarte, Quiche Tartiflette.
AVOID: Rosallie’s Bechamel would benefit by slicing Onions thinner or fully incorporating them in the Sauce.
TIP: Follow @rosallielefrenchcafe on Social Media for specials at both locations, and for those who can’t make it in consider online orders by Yelp! or Grubhub.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.