I've actually known about the imminent closure of Brasserie Pascal in Fashion Island for months, but couldn't get anyone at the restaurant or even restaurateur and chef Pascal Olhats to confirm. But it has now finally happened. The prominent storefront–which was Rouge before it was French 75 and then Bistro 75 before Pascal Olhats revamped it to this Brasserie in 2009–has finally been boarded up.
The last time I ate there was to sample the foie gras last hurrah pre-fixe before the ban, where I didn't like some of the food but detested the service even more.
Olhats, whom we profiled in our Best Of Issue a while back, still has Cafe Jardin and Pascal Epicerie & Wine Shop under his purview.