Meet Shirley :)
These were some of the yummiest cheese puff thingy's I've ever had. The puff was really buttery and flaky.. and when you bit into it all this wonderful parmesan goodness burst open. I was really amazed at how it didn't seep through the flaky bread crust or make the entire pastry puff soggy.
|La Belle Farm Foie Gras Mousse, Yuzu purée, Hazelnuts, Lillet, Toast Points|
OK is it just me or does this look like something else??? hahaha I'm sorry I totally don't mean to be juvenile.. but I've eaten foie gras in dozens of restaurants and never have I ever seen it served this way. They should probably rethink the plating. Despite their questionable choice of presentation the foie gras was actually quite delicious.
|Grilled NY, Parsnip Puree, Confit Matsutake, Douglas Fir, Sauce Chasseur|
|48 Hour Braised Short Rib, King Trumpet, Root Vegetables, Red Wine Jus, Brussel Sprouts|
This dish actually comes with a browned butter potato puree.. but i'm trying to be good so I asked for brussel sprouts and I was actually really happy I did because short rib was a tad salty, very minor though as is often the case with dishes that are slow cooked for a long time. The short rib was really good though, you could definitely tell it was braised for a long time.. it was both tender and juicy.. it basically melted in my mouth.
A 3 hour catch up session with a good girlfriend over good food and coffee is what I call a fantastic evening!