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Enjoy Manhattan Beach Nostalgia at Cafe Pierre Pop-Up

Nov 23, 2022 10:22AM ● By Jeanne Fratello

A view of the old Cafe Pierre facade, before it became Love & Salt.

Feeling nostalgic for the bygone days of Manhattan Beach? Love & Salt wants to bring you back, with a special pop-up event featuring dishes from its predecessor, longtime Manhattan Beach favorite Café Pierre.

Love & Salt will host “Je t'aime Pierre,” on Tuesday, November 29 and Wednesday, November 30. A special menu will be offered for $110 per person (plus tax and tip) that will feature French dishes from the original Café Pierre menu.

Reservations can be made through Opentable. Dinner slots are available between 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.

A Longtime Fixture in Manhattan Beach

Café Pierre was a longtime fixture in Manhattan Beach, known as a high-end dining destination when casual restaurants dominated in this beach town.

It was started by owner/chef Guy Gabriele in 1977 to bring a taste of France to Los Angeles’ South Bay, and was a beloved part of the community for nearly 37 years. 

In 2014, Guy and his daughter Sylvie Gabriele closed the restaurant to bring new life to the iconic space, which is now Love & Salt (with Sylvie Gabriele as owner).

Four-Course Menu Features Classics

The pop-up's four-course menu will include several choices for each course: 


Huîtres Kusshi oysters, champagne mignonette

Tarte Flambée caramelized onion, bacon, thyme

Duck Rillettes cornichon, baguette

Cocktail de Crevettes chilled Georgia white shrimp, smoked cocktail sauce


Baked goat cheese Provencale

Leeks Vinaigrette shallot, whole grain mustard, walnut

Baked Goat Cheese Provençale market greens, crostini

Foie Parfait chicken liver mousse, quince jam, toasted brioche

Pâté de Campagne pickled carrot, radish, toast


Panisse “Veronique” chickpea fritters, chanterelle mushroom, hazelnut

Quenelle de Brochet Vermillion rock cod mousse, sauce américaine, tournée vegetables

Lapin à la Moutarde crispy rabbit leg, roasted saddle, shelling bean gratin

Blanquette de Veau Classique pommes duchesse

Steak au Poivre

Steak au Poivre cognac flamed black peppercorn sauce, pommes frites

Filet Roquefort roquefort sauce, pommes frites


Profiteroles Maison vanilla ice cream, Bar au Chocolat sauce

Riz au Lait maple, pear, buttermilk

Tarte au Chocolat Amarena cherry, chantilly cream

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