French-Asian Fusion in Pasadena: Abricott


Recently my boyfriend and I were out and about in Pasadena running errands, and we
decided to look for a new little spot to eat. While searching the internet for something unique-looking we caught a blurb that the chef of one of our favorite Thai places, Daisy
Mint on Colorado Blvd., had opened a new French/Asian restaurant called Abricott. Knowing how great Daisy Mint is we were immediately sold.

Abricott in Pasadena - French/Asian Fusion

238 S. Lake Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101

I was blown away the second we walked in the door. On a cuteness scale of 1-10, Abricott Outdoor Dining at Abricott in Pasadenais at about a 12. A huge wall lined with bookshelves, sporadic collages of art pieces and mirrors, a lovely open outdoor seating area, and an amazing special dining room decked out with a chandelier gave the place a cozy and unique atmosphere. I admit to you right now my pictures do it zero justice. It took me forever to order and sit down because I literally had to wander through the entire restaurant first, ooh-ing and ahh-ing over everything.

Special dining room at Abricott in Pasadena.

We ordered at the counter, found a seat, and then an employee came over with our drinks and silverware. Shortly after our salads arrived – a Shrimp Salad with crispy onions, cucumber, and Vietnamese dressing for me, and my boyfriend went with the Steak Salad with avocado, cilantro, and spicy lime dressing.
Grilled Shrimp Salad at Abricott in PasadenaBoth salads were large and fresh. The big shrimp on my salad were delicious, and the Vietnamese dressing was really light and tangy – so tangy it even struck me as tasting a little spicy. I would have loved a little bit more generous offering of toppings on my salad, but then again I’d be happy with a bowl full of just toppings… so there may be no appeasing me there!

steakNow the steak salad… game over. The strips of steak were tender, juicy, and flavorful. I highly recommend it! It was ridiculously good. My poor boyfriend was forced to share.

All in all I was very impressed by the food and atmosphere at this new little place. I can’t wait to go back and try some more of the many dishes on their menu! Heck I’d come here just to sit, hangout, and have a beverage.


Growing up in a small town my family never ate out much when I was little. I think because of this my food tastes have remained quite simple throughout my life. I’m not a super adventurous eater, BUT I am a huge fan of simple foods done magnificently well. Give me some good clean eating and balanced flavors, cooked and seasoned to perfection, and I am one happy camper! I believe in eating healthy most of the time, finding good alternatives to trashy foods whenever possible, but ultimately letting all hell loose when it is time to splurge! No one can eat perfectly all the time, and part of the fun in life is sometimes saying screw it! In fact, my boyfriend has given me the nickname Two Desserts because of my penchant for never being able to decide on just one thing on the dessert menu. Sometimes it all just sounds too good! One of my favorite things to do is travel, and what better way to experience a new town than to eat their local fare. I hope to show you around my hometown, my adopted city of LA, and to take you with me when my Gypsy heart pulls me out onto the next great adventure! For less foodie aspects of my adventures, follow along on my blog – A Not So Model Life. Chat soon! Xo