Paon Restaurant and Wine Bar is a Californian / French restaurant located in downtown Carlsbad. I have wanted to stop by and try it for a while now and finally got the chance.
The exterior of the building screams 1970’s Carlsbad.
The interior is large and diffidently has an Art Deco feel to it.
The portions are generous. I could have easily had a glass of wine and my starter and been fine.
Marinated Goat Cheese ~ Grilled Eggplant, Oven Dried Tomatoes, Black & Green Olive Tapenade and Pistou.
I really liked this dish everything was very well executed and the oven dried tomatoes combined with the goats cheese were delicious.
Pan Roasted Flat Iron Pork ~ Swiss Chard, Turnips, Caramelized Golden Apple and Spätzele.
Again everything was well executed, the pork was moist and had a nice sear. My only thing was the overall dish was too sweet.
Paon also has a wine bar / store attached where you can get small plates and enjoy wines by the glass, bottle, or in flights.
Paon Restaurant and Wine Bar
2975 Roosevelt St,Carlsbad,CA 92008