A gem of a restaurant, a jewel of a chicken recipe

Hand written parton note

Mistral hand-written customer note


In French the word “mistral” means wind.

More specifically, the word is a noun used to describe a cold, dry, northerly wind that blows through the Rhône Valley and South France to the Mediterranean coast, mainly in the winter.

The neighborhood bistro

In Sherman Oaks, California, Mistral is the name of a warm and charming neighborhood French Bistro that settled down at 13422 Ventura Boulevard, in 1988. Continue reading

Kitchen Cassoulet

Cassoulet is fancy and French but you can make this Kitchen Cassoulet in a cinch –

Cassoulette upclose

Kitchen Cassoulet up close

Oh who needs to go through the fuss, toil and cost of making a Cassoulet. The traditional slow cooked casserole typically contains pork sausages, goose, duck, sometimes mutton (animal protein) and white beans. Once considered peasant food, today this little dish can set your wallet back more than a few duckets. I am all about budget friendly and health conscious meals on this blog and I have one Continue reading