French chefs are easily identifiable by their accent and unstoppable determination to light all alcohol on fire. Metaphorically set your tongue ablaze with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of French cuisine and drinks at Cafe Massilia in Monrovia.
Cafe Massilia's culinary craftsmen whisk diners away on a flavorful sojourn through the French Riviera, serving menus brimming with sophisticated Gallic fare. The extensive lunch menu includes hot or cold baguette sandwiches to tastily subdue the wails of whining bellies ($10–$12), wheras the breakfast menu breaks overnight fasts with panache every Saturday and Sunday morning. Wake palates at dinner with black mussels in white wine and creamy garlic sauce ($8/half pound), and then cure tongue-bud ennui with an entrée of baked-fresh sea bass, crusted in orange and ginger and accompanied by a toast-worthy champagne sauce ($25). Loyal forks genuflect over the tournedos Rossini, a meaty coronation of grilled pork tenderloin crowned with foie gras and bacon ($29). Tickle sweet teeth with one of Massilia’s house-made treats, such as crème brûlée ($6), or sample an upside-down apple tart that deliciously defies age-old laws of dessert inversion ($7).
The bistro's casual atmosphere is a fitting backdrop for a chic date or lively round of Family Feud. Of-age guests may accompany bites with sips from a glass, carafe, or bottle of one of Massilia’s house wines, sourced from domestic grapes or imported from France via delivery doves.
110 E Lemon Ave.
Monrovia, California 91016