French 27 gets fancy in SoFi

The who: Executive chef Andreas Trilik and chef Yann Rio (formerly of Nothing but the Best) helm this new upscale French spot.

The space: Located in the former Porfirio’s in SoFi space there’s ample outdoor seating on a covered air-conditioned patio that features a fountain filled with fresh rose petals and floating candles.

The dishes: High-end French influenced by the 27 regions of France (hence the name). The menu skews to the one-percenters with truffle-adorned sides and seafood towers piled with oysters and crustaceans. Starters average $16 and mains are in the $30’s.

High rollers can start with the seafood tower piled with king crab, stone crab, lobster-sized shrimp, ceviches and oysters. Other starters include a French onion soup or lobster bisque with cognac and lemongrass infusion and Escargots Tartiflette made with camembert, blue cheese and puff pastry. Chilean Sea Bass is adorned with tomato confit, cured shallots and almonds while the Loup De Mer is coiled amidst Bordelaise sauce, dill olive oil and truffle polenta. Steaks are dry-Aged 21-28 days and come as New York or bone-in Rib Eye all paired with France’s Café de Paris butter.

Desserts keep the rich vibe going with crème brulée made with a Jack Daniel’s infusion, Krispy Kreme pudding with vanilla ice cream, and Bombolini, mini doughnuts filled with warm Valrhona chocolate paired with vanilla ice cream.

Bottom line: It may not be located on the ocean but this spot evokes a windswept coastal getaway with plenty of seafood and cushy couches for leisurely meals.

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