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The Review | Pinot Provence in the O.C. has a new chef

October 14, 2009 | 12:56 pm


Pinot Provence in Orange County once had high ambitions and served truly Provençal food, but more recently restaurateur Joachim Splichal has seemed content to position his sixth restaurant as a standard bistro with a standard menu.

Now, though, Pinot Provence has a new chef. She's Laurent "Lulu" De Rouen, who grew up in Manhattan Beach, the daughter of a New Orleans-raised Frenchman.

Click here to read more of Los Angeles Times restaurant critic S. Irene Virbila's review from today's Food section.

Photo credit: Luis Sinco/Los Angeles Times