Pascal Closes, New Owners Keep It French


A Letter from Chef Pascal to Faithful Patrons:

“It is with great sadness that I am announcing the upcoming closing of  PASCAL RESTAURANT in San Juan Capistrano on March 30.

It has been an amazing and successful five years at this great location.

My team and I were very pleased to make new friends and see our long-time friends from South County.

As it is the end of the first term of the lease, I have decided to take a break and slow down in my business life. Some of you may already know that I have been dealing with health issues (still ongoing), and this may be a warning signal; I may have to go fishing or smell the roses more often!

However, I am not retiring yet. I am still fully involved at the Sherman Gardens location, Cafe Jardin, in Corona del Mar. Once Pascal closes, I am planning to serve some of Pascal t favorite dishes on the lunch menu there, as well as having special dinners. Other dining options are also in the planning stages. Pascal Catering will still be operating and taking care of the special events at the Gardens.

I am personally still involved at Manassero Farms. as well as teaching French Cuisine at Saddleback College.

As for our location in San Juan Capistrano, I am very proud to let you know that the new owners will continue to serve fabulous French food. It will be a French Cafe focusing on specialties from Brittany, including the best crepes you ever had and other French bistro dishes. The new owners are extremely nice and eager to serve you. Their website info is

A sincere thank you to our faithful patrons for your great support and I hope we will see you in Corona del Mar.

Merci Beaucoup et a Bientot!”

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