Galette des rois – La Boulange de Market

Galette des rois - La Boulange de Market
La Boulange de Market, San Francisco CA

Galette des rois - La Boulange de Market
My office bought me this king’s cake for my birthday and it was sweet of them. I even wore the crown out for my birthday work lunch. This cake very good. I loved the flaky crust and the delicious frangipane filling. I thought it was a tad dry though, but that could have been because it was sitting on my desk all morning before we had it for an afternoon treat.

Galette des rois - La Boulange de Market

Hokkaido scallop and shrimp risotto – Lavender Bistro

Hokkaido scallop and shrimp risotto - Lavender Bistro
Nanami togarashi seasoning, carnaroli rice, green sweet peas and shaved parmigiano reggiano. $25
Lavender Bistro, La Quinta CA

This risotto was really delicious and I loved its creamy texture and the slightly Asian flavors. The scallops were cooked nicely, but the shrimp were a bit overcooked.

Zardetto prosecco - Lavender Bistro
Zardetto, Proseco Dos Brut. Split $14

Mortadella sandwich – Trou Normand

Mortadella sandwich - Trou Normand
Little gems, pickled onions. $14
Trou Normand, San Francisco CA

Mmm, Trou Normand certainly knows their meats! This mortadella was absolutely divine. It had a wonderfully soft texture and the little pieces of goodness embedded within it were so good. The rest of the ingredients are on the simple side, but when they’re of such good quality they don’t need to be fancy. What a great sandwich!

Grace Cathedral
Grace Cathedral.

Piggly Wiggly & Meat Combo slices – Bill’s Pizza

Piggly Wiggly & Meat Combo slices - Bill's Pizza
Piggly Wiggly: red sauce, mozzarella, smoked bacon, roast garlic, mushroom, tomato, 4 cheeses. Meat Combo: pepperoni, hot sausage, black olives, onion, mozzarella. Each $3
Bill’s Pizza, Palm Springs CA

There’s something really comforting about the combination of hot melted mozzarella and greasy pepperoni, lol! I guess that’s why I loved the meat combo slice. :)

Sunrise in the desert
Sunrise in the desert.

Seared duck breast and leg confit – Lavender Bistro

Seared duck breast and leg confit - Lavender Bistro
Baked spaghetti squash, braised Maui onions, sauteed Lollypod kale and orange peel amarena cherry sauce. $34
Lavender Bistro, La Quinta CA

I love duck, and when it’s cooked two ways, it’s even better! :) This time around, I actually liked the seared duck breast better than the leg confit. I didn’t much care for the squash, but the sauce was delicious!

Breadsticks - Lavender Bistro
Breadsticks, butter and hummus. Complimentary