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Unpretentious French: Zola's high-quality cuisine a welcome addition to downtown Palo Alto

Original post made on Dec 5, 2014

Menlo Park's loss is Palo Alto's gain, twice over. After closing his haute French restaurant Marche in 2011, Howard Bulka gave us Howie's Artisan Pizza in Town & Country Village. And now, Guillame Biename, a former executive chef of Marche, gives us Zola, the best food news in downtown Palo Alto this year.

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Posted by Chris Zaharias
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 5, 2014 at 8:49 am

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We've been to Zola twice and have loved it both times. As someone who's been to Evvia 100+ times, it's great to finally have an haute cuisine alternative to great Greek food!

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Posted by Cassie Gay
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 9, 2014 at 10:48 am

We have followed Guillaume's cuisine all over the peninsula and are so glad he has found a home near us! I especially enjoyed the gnocchi with delicious Japanese mushrooms and a perfectly poached egg. The chocolate mousse had intriguing hints of coffee and fleur de sel that I will order again, but I must also try the cream brûlée! Guillaume's sides are always creative and tasty, and can make a whole meal for a vegetarian. I also appreciate that the soups are always vegetarian, so that I don't have to berate the server to check with the chef to see if they are made with chicken stock.The staff was friendly and charming and made us feel very welcome.
Also, make time to enjoy the petit salon when you go wash up where there is a collection of beautiful antique French prints! I hope everyone makes time to visit this wonderful new addition to our dining scene. BTW, parking, always an issue, is available adjacent in the city hall parking structure.

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