Pita and hummus – Petit Crenn

Pita and hummus - Petit Crenn
Tasting menu $87
Petit Crenn, San Francisco CA

The meal started with a plate of grilled pita bread and hummus. I liked how fresh the pita was, but would have appreciated a bit more hummus.

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Tuna and watermelon tartare – Le Pigeon

Tuna and watermelon tartare - Le Pigeon
Watermelon dashi, sweet and spicy pickles, lime aioli, crispy rice. 5 course tasting menu $85
Le Pigeon, Portland OR

This dish was just so fresh, bright, clean, and delicious! I loved the way they made the watermelon and tuna similar in appearance. It was like a surprise to see if you got a piece of watermelon or tuna before you took a bite. Yum!

Bread and salted butter - Le Pigeon
Bread and salted butter.

Skillet roasted garlic bread – The Old Clam House

Skillet roasted garlic bread - The Old Clam House
Served with butter. $4.99
The Old Clam House, San Francisco CA

I don’t think I’ve every had garlic bread served in a skillet before, but I liked it! I liked the nice crusted created on the bottom of the bread. And omg, this bread tasted SO good when buttered and used to scoop up the delicious cioppino sauce. Noms!

Warm bread salad – Jardiniere

Warm bread salad - Jardiniere
Farmanova beet, arugula, crescenza. $16
Jardiniere, San Francisco CA

I liked this salad enough, but it was more of a leafy green salad with some bread thrown in than an actual bread salad. I liked the flavors, but I felt a little misled from the menu description. Definitely wouldn’t be on my list of things I have to try before I die.

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Hummus and laffa – Zahav

Hummus with daily topping - Zahav
Mesibah menu $53 per person
Zahav, Philadelphia PA

If I recall correctly, the daily topping for the hummus was some sort of mushroom mixture, but I could be wrong. Regardless, I remember that it tasted amazing and I couldn’t get enough!

Laffa bread - Zahav
Laffa bread baked in wood-burning oven. Omg, this bread was out of this world! I could eat this every day for sure!

Butternut squash soup – Volt

Butternut squash soup - Volt
Roasted squash, curry spiced granola, toasted coconut, bacon lardons. Tasting menu $95
Volt, Frederick MD

This super was very tasty and I think the curried granola really made it special. It added a unique flavor and need texture to the velvety soup. I will admit that the curry flavor began to dominate everything else towards the end. A very good soup overall.

Bread roll - Volt
Bread roll.