Chocolate, citron cream and berries. Pre fixe menu
Radio Africa & Kitchen, San Francisco CA
This was a delicious, simple dessert! I loved the flavors of this dish and the fact that it wasn’t too sweet. The rich, dense chocolate torte was sliced thinly enough so that it didn’t weigh down the other components. Noms!
Poison oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum, Anacardiaceae), Bon Tempe Lake.
Laduree rose champagne. £12.30
Chablis domaine de Varous 2011, France. £8.50
Laduree, London ENGLAND
I think it’s funny that we didn’t go to Laduree in Paris. The ones in Paris just seemed so touristy and a bit of a turn off. Instead we randomly walked into one in London during a warm afternoon stroll through Covent Garden. The restaurant looked inviting and relaxing with it’s crisp white table cloths and cushy upholstered chairs. So we sat outside to enjoy the sunny weather.
Our visit was peasant enough. The service was friendly but a little erratic and slow at times. The menu did say that the champagne was “Served with salty petits fours”, but we never received any. Lame! So was Laduree worth all the hype? I’d say no.
Paella vendor at Covent Garden market.
These were fun and delicious starters to begin our meal! They use different toppings depending on the night.
State Bird Provisions, San Francisco CA
Rose wine, grenache/cinsault/syrah/cabernet sauvignon, Commanderie de la Bargemone, Coteaux d’Aix en Provence, France 2011. $9
Forbes Island, a free-floating restaurant off Pier 39.
Rosado wine, Hondarrabi Beltza, Ameztaoi ‘Rubentis’, Getariako Txakolina, 2011. $12
Tinto, Palm Springs CA
Red wine, Tempranillo, Senoriode de Valdehermoso ‘Joven’, Ribera del Duero, 2011. $10
Mmm, the wines at Tinto were pretty good and they were all from Spain so they went perfectly with the meal!
Rainmaker Fountain at night, North Palm Canyon Drive.