Moulin opened its 2nd location in Laguna Beach, CA in September 2016 with the mission of making guests feel as if they have been transported to Paris with an emphasis on authenticity from the food and drink to the décor and ambiance, with as few cultural adjustments as possible. In fact, only two accommodations were made to fit the American lifestyle: serving coffee to go and offering phone-in orders for pick up.
Moulin is a bistro filled with the smells of fresh-baked baguettes and croissants, the sound of people speaking French, the sight of organic rotisserie chicken slowly turning as it slow-cooks to perfection, the taste of a panache that triggers memories of a Paris vacation, and the touch of pastry cream as you lick your lips after enjoying a delicate pastry. Yes, Orange County is ready for a bistro that is committed to delivering an authentic French experience for all the senses.
But Moulin is more than just delivering an experience; it is about fulfilling a lifelong dream. Born and raised in Montmartre, Paris, Laurent created Moulin out of the love for the bistro culture that he has missed every day since moving to California in the 1980’s. After a 30-year career in the action sports industry, Laurent decided that now is the time to create a little piece of his hometown where he has lived over the last 10 years.
But most of all, Moulin is about creating a lively and inviting place for anyone who wants to enjoy a little slice of France in the middle of Orange County. To you we say "bienvenue dans notre maison."