Salade d’endives au bleu des causses. Blue cheese, tomato, carrot, chives. 10€ Ma Bourgogne, Paris FR
This was a simple but very tasty endive salad! The blue cheese came in large cubes tossed with the chopped endives in the center of the plate and was simply dressed.
Paris Plages 2013. During Paris Plages, they create artificial beach areas along the northern bank of the Seine River. These sandy oases were great because it was SO hot while we were there. They even have misters, showers, and plenty of food/beverage stations and seating areas. And of course the people watching was spectacular! 😉
I think they replaced the endive with pickled onions! I really enjoyed this appetizer. I know that this pork belly is super fatty, but it was oh so yummy. The thinly shaved fennel underneath and the acid from the pickled onions helped to cut the fat. I must say that I enjoyed the caramelized grapes the most, lol! Those little suckers were amazing!
The sidewalk parklets in my neighborhood have also been decked out for the holidays!
Red endive, frisee, red pear, candied walnuts, pomegranates, and Humboldt Fog goat cheese with mustard vinaigrette. Menu says $11 but receipt says $12 – BOO, LAME!!! Fish & Farm, San Francisco
So the price discrepancy is totally lame! I don’t know if the menu wasn’t updated or out server was completely brain dead. I did mention during dinner that our server wasn’t very good compared to the server at the next table. Ours didn’t even give us the specials before we ordered. I didn’t even know there were specials available until the server at the adjacent table told her guests! Whatevs, our server was definitely “slow”, if you know what I mean.
This salad was tasty, but not very original.
Red bell pepper soup. Complimentary. I really liked this shot of free soup. It was hot and very flavorful.
This appetizer has a great combination of light and rich elements. The bright endive and frisée help to balance out the richer escargot and cream sauce. I particularly enjoy the use of endives for appetizers. They provide the perfect bite sized boat to stuff delicious ingredients into!