Populaire is a new culinary venture from longtime OC chefs Ross Pangilinan and Nicholas Weber, both Patina Restaurant Group alums and protégés of renowned restaurateur Joachim Splichal. Set to open this spring, the modern Cal-French bistro will serve classic French staples with California flavors and twists, from Escargot Aebleskiver with Koji Butter & Green Garlic Aioli and Bouillabaisse Chawanmushi with Mussels, Octopus, Sea Urchin and Saffron Dashi – to Prime Bavette Steak with Sauce Au Poivre.