Fennel absinthe bonbon – Pineapple & Pearls

Fennel absinthe bonbon - Pineapple & Pearls
Bar seating $180
Pineapple & Pearls, Washington DC

This fennel bonbon was beautiful and it tasted great! It was carefully presented over an absinthe cocktail garnished with a sachet of herbs. They said that they were going to phase this amuse bouche out to make room for new items. I’m so glad I was able to try it before then!

Welcome cocktail - Pineapple & Pearls
Welcome cocktail.

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Swedish meatballs – Plaj Restaurant

Swedish meatballs - Plaj Restaurant
Potato puree, pan gravy, lingonberry, pickled cucumber. $20
Plaj Restaurant, San Francisco CA

Mmm, fancy Swedish meatballs! I loved the gravy and lingonberry combo. And the meatballs were really tender. The pickled cucumbers were a nice addition.

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Plajer cocktail - Plaj Restaurant
Plajer cocktail. $12

House “cappuccino” 1919 – Tosca Cafe

House cappuccino 1919 - Tosca Cafe
Marie Dufau Bas Armagnac, bourbon, Dandelion chocolate, ganache, organic milk. $12
Tosca Cafe, San Francisco CA

This boozy “cappuccino” was good, but I’m not convinced that it should be on the 7×7 Big Eat SF list. There are better cocktails in this city. Sometimes I wonder if 7×7 gets kickbacks from these restaurants to get items on their list. Hmm…

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