Mardria braised veal cheeks with poached leeks. $8
Jasper’s Corner Tap and Kitchen, San Francisco CA
I thought the veal cheeks tasted good and were pretty tender, but the poached leeks were not edible! You could not cut through them or even try chewing them. Such a waste!
Panko crust. RW Deal, $35 per person
Ambar, Washington DC
Mmm, these were tasty, but then I’m pretty easy when it comes to croquettes. These had a great texture though and the sauce was yummy too.
Artichoke soup with leeks and fenugreek. Butternut squash soup with chestnuts and Ethiopian curry. Pre fixe menu
Radio Africa & Kitchen, San Francisco CA
The artichoke soup was really delicious, and nice and warm. The butternut squash soup on the other hand was cold and not very appetizing because of it. Thank goodness there were two to choose from.
Crab salad crostini. Complimentary
These were delicious little bites compliments of the chef. I liked that it was made with real crab and not imitation.
Downtown view from my office.
Served with warm baby leeks and truffle vinaigrette, broccoli rabe, pork stuffing, and pork jus.
Incanto, San Francisco CA
I’m back! OK, I know I’ve been MIA and I apologize. Life has been hectic and I haven’t been able to adjust as quickly as I wanted to.
Anyway, it took the closing of Incanto to get me to blog today. Over the weekend, we celebrated a friend’s bday with the FINAL whole roasted pig dinner ever to be served at Incanto. It was a wonderful dinner and the food was delicious.
They brought out the whole roasted pork and it looked beautiful! I thought the gold leafed snout was a nice touch.
Our server carved the pig tableside. I was surprised that the body had actually been deboned prior to cooking so only skin and meat remained.
The meat was SO tasty, especially smothered in the pork jus.
I made sure to go back for plenty of the crispy skin.
The sides were also very good. The baby leeks were beautifully presented.
The broccoli rabe had a nice bitterness to them.
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010, 2011
Quiche poireaux, lardons. 5€
Miss Manon, Paris FR
Ok, we made an amateur tourist move this morning. We wanted to eat at this cafe/bakery so we waited in longish line to look at the display cases and order our food before we grabbed a table. WRONG, lol! So they charge differently if you eat the food there (with service included in the price) or take the food to-go. So we ordered our food and informed the woman that we wanted to eat it at a table. She told us that we need to be seated and then order our food. UGH, so difficult! Not really, but I WAS a little annoyed because I was SO hungry. We finally get seated and then have to wait for the one lady servicing all the table to make it around to us. Now I know never to wait in line if I’m gonna eat the food at the restaurant. 🙂
The quiche was pretty tasty, but I wish the crust was a little harder. They had reheated the quiche before serving, but the crust was limp and lifeless, almost soggy. The egg filling was delicious though.
Cafe creme avec emulsion – coffee with cream and foam. 4,50€
Pont des Arts bridge covered with love locks.
Two sage fried chicken breasts with hardwood smoked bacon waffle tower, hot maple reduction and fried leeks. $16.95
Hash House A Go Go, Las Vegas NV
Mmm, this was much tastier and more manageable than the fried chicken benedict! The chicken was still a little greasy, but the waffles with bacon cooked into them were delicious. I just drenched everything in maple syrup and went for it, lol! I could have done without the useless pile of fried leeks on top though.
Flatbread with smoked bacon, melted leeks, manchego and housemade mato cheese. $15
Contigo, San Francisco CA
I love the cocas at Contigo. The flatbread always has a great texture and is so flavorful. This wild nettle coca was a new one for me, and it was SO tasty especially with the two types of cheese and bacon.
Pier 41, Fisherman’s Wharf.