Wednesday, February 16, 2011

La Folie, Marc Jacobs & Judith Leiber


Celebrating our 5th Valentine's together!




kushi oysters w/ compressed apples, horseradish cream and apple-champagne gelee


Isn't the hubs adorable?  He chose to wear pink just for Valentines! hehehe.

parsnip soup w/ cripsy sweatbreads and truffled beignets

crispy sweatbreads

terrine of salmon, lobster, scallops and artichokes

mushroom and lobster risotto

 creekstone beef tenderloin, braised beef shortrib and burger rossini with bordelaise

slow cooked butterfish w/ salsify truffles and jus de poulet



molton valhrona chocolate bread pudding w/ passionfruit sabayon and rasberry sorbet

The chocolate bread pudding was AMAZING.. it's like the best molton chocolate lava cake meets the most awesome bread pudding you've ever had in your life.  I've never tasted anything like it.


The rest of the dinner however was pretty awful.  It started off really badly, both the hostess AND our waitress were extremely rude.  What gives?!  I realize it's Valentines and you guys are busy but there's no need to be rude to patrons of your (extremely overpriced) establishment.  Also the food didn't seem that fresh and the flavors were all underwhelming.  *sigh* 

La Folie received 4 and a half stars out of 536 Yelp reviews. What the effffff.

You have failed me Yelp.

Anyways

I just wanted to get home to open my Valentine's presssiessss!




It actually smells pretty good.  The hubs has never bought me perfume before mostly because I have fairly sensitive skin and kind of allergic to most scented things.  This one smells pretty good and even if I don't use it looks really pretty on my vanity haha.



 Haha I put it on Napoleon, it looks like a flower lei!!  It was destoyed in 2.32234653 seconds.

OOH EMM GEE.  JUDITH LEIBER.



Tricked ya!

Well if it's any consolation the hubs got me REAL GOOD.  When I saw the Judith Leiber box I was seriously petrified there was going to be a big ugly bird clutch staring back at me.  Remember the one SJP gets from Big in Sex in the City?  Yeaaaah. *Cringe* YOU know the one.  The hubs said my face was priceless.. his exact words were "You were trying to smile really hard while simultaneously swallowing your disappointment."  HAHAHA. 

So when I opened the Leiber box and saw the the word Chanel I actually started shaking from relief/excitement.  I was so excited I jumped up and ran around my apartment, not once, but twice before I even came back to opening the Chanel box. LOL.

Stay tuned I'm going to be revealing my Chanel V-day pressie TOMORROW!  (I have a small family of Chanel babies.. and this is by far my FAV Chanel baby to date surpassing my Sparkle & Glitter flap!)

Don't forget to enter my gold birdcage bangle giveaway here!

58 comments:

  1. Awww, thanks for the comments Lisa! :)
    Looking at all of the photos of the food on your blog makes me sooooo hungry! HAHA >.<"
    And that's such a funny story! HAHAHAHA! You're so lucky to have a partner who would buy you CHANEL! Now that's LOVE! HAHA :)

    I hope all has been well. xx

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  2. Thanks Lisa! Your hub is so thoughtful. You are so lucky to have him. I'm excited to see your new Chanel:)

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  3. OMG your dog is ADORABLE!!!! Looks like it was a lovely night :-)

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    xxx

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  4. The food looks delicious but I'm sorry the staff were so terrible! You should write a review on Yelp! That's no fun, especially when you're paying a lot of money for a good meal!

    Enjoy your gifts! I love that perfume.

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  5. Your husband has a really cute sense of humor. LOOL! You made me so hungry for food, the presentation looks so yummy. I can't wait to see what the Chanel gift is ... ahh!

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  6. I'd be worried too if I saw a Judith Leiber box! Haha :) Chanel though, wow! You lucky girl, I can't wait to see what's inside.
    Love, L.

    frills-and-lace.blogspot.com

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  7. can't wait for your reveal!! <3
    daisy is my favorite scent... hope you enjoy it!

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  8. I'm sad to hear the service was bad as I am DROOLING over here!It all looks so delicious!
    The balloons are so pretty - we did balloons like that for a New Years party and it took forever but was totally worth it!
    Can't wait to see your Chanel unveiling...
    xoxo
    LJ
    http://jonesyloves.blogspot.com/

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  9. It's too bad that the service was terrible, the food looks delicious though.

    AHHH I can't wait for your reveal, I wonder what it is. And to be honest, I much prefer Chanel to J.L. so I was meh the first picture but as soon as I saw what was inside I was floored. :)

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  10. Looks like you had an very awesome evening with your husband! I love the gift he got you, can't wait to see what's inside the Chanel box!!!

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  11. OH man bad service is the WORST! Well looks like your V-day was still fabulous :)

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  12. I'm so sorry to hear that your diner was so underwhelming! Going from their prices, La Folie should provide the freshest food possible AND friendly staff (even if they're busy - that's totally no excuse, ITA!).
    The Daisy perfume bottle looks uber cute :-)
    Can't wait to see what's inside your chanel box - don't keep me waiting too long *lol*

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  13. thanks you for following my blog :) lovely valentine's gift you've received :) x

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  14. the balloons in the restaurant looks awesome! too bad the service sucked so bad~! ur little dog is too cute :)

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  15. Aww your hubs is so sweet! He got you good with the Judith Leiber box! haha <3

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  16. AWw gorgeous pressies! Shame about your meal though - it takes nothing for the staff to be polite and it's sadly what people remember the most. Can't wait to see the Channel present.

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  17. really nice ;)

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  18. you guys are soooo cute!!!! omg! the dinner, the nails and your outfit <333 your hubby is sooo thoughtful with how he tried to trick you with the chanel!! lol i can only imagine your reaction and relief! <33

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  19. ooh these photos are awesome!!
    seems you had a nice valentine's!
    cheers from mexico

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  20. OMG Lisa! That made me laugh...the hubs got you real good! Can't wait to see what it was! xo

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  21. lol cute.. he got u real good. haha.. can't wait to see what it is!! =) sounds like a lovely evening apart from the rude waiters... some people just not up to the best customer services lol.


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  22. Wow! Yummy food, great atmosphere, great pressies, sweet hubby and cutest dog!! Im so happy for you! Can't wait till you reveal the Chanel!!

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  23. the gelee looks awesome!! sorry the dinner wasnt good but looks like lucas DEFINATELY made up for it :) :) :)

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  24. aw you two are cute! wonder what it could be hehe


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  25. so much to say about this post!

    the food looks really good. do you think they were just off their game because it was v-day? i know a lot of restaurants suck big time during v-day because they can never handle the pressure and volume.

    i love daisy!! have you smelled the new daisy? it's so summery and fresh! might have to add that to my collection. the classic mj is definitely my fav.

    that's hilarious about the judy leiber box. damn, your hubby really knows fashion if he knows that jl will scare the sh** out of you. what a great hubby!

    cheers,
    yvonne
    modern.girl

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  26. that's sooo cute, can't wait to see what you got!!!!

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  27. haha, ur hubby has a great sense of humor! can't wait to see what's the final gift!!!

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  28. food looks so good! and marc jacobs daisy!! i've been looking at that perfume.. i'll have to try this one (never saw one with light blue flowers)



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  29. ngaw, disappointing to hear the food wasn't as great as they looked! it looks like you had a wonderful valentine's day despite that and the dodgey service! marc jacobs daisy and chanel! you lucky wifey (:!

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  30. lol destoyed in 2.32234653 seconds lol
    n can't wait to see what you got!!!

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  31. thanks for the comment ^^ !! seems like you had an awesome valentines day =D !! x.

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  32. What?! You left us hanging with the Chanel!! Your hubby is so sweet and thoughtful. Even though I just ate dinner, the food pics are making me hungry again.

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  33. Oh it looks like you and your honey had a fantastic V-day celebration - and he spoiled you!

    I didn't know you were born in Taiwan - me too, holla! ;o)

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  34. aww, your husband is so sweet! your food pictures have me drooling and how wonderful that he got you two gifts! i really like the marc jacobs daisy scent. and i can't wait to see what's in the chanel box! :)

    cute and little

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  35. Ahhh! I can't wait to find out what's inside that box!! Your hubby's very creative! Also, your doggy is so cute :)

    I think that even though you have the black jumbo GHW, you can still get the black reissue GHW just because it's a completely different size and texture and you'll end up using it for different occasions! xx\

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  36. That sneaky love of yours!! One time my hubby tricked me at Christmas and put a pair of shoes that I wanted inside of a new garbage can. I cried when I opened the big box that contained, of all things, a garbage can. Who wants that for Christmas. Alas, it was all part of his plan. HA.

    Looks like a fabulous Vday and wonderful FOOD!

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  37. Awww, you are one lucky girl! A Chanel for Valentines!

    besos,

    ML

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  38. Thanks for sharing the La Folie pics. A bunch of us are turning 40 this year and want to visit the Bay Area. We were targeting French Laundry until we heard how IMPOSSIBLE it is to get a reso. La Folie is on our radar as an alternate. My ex is a chef and I've heard how terrible V-day is for the resto industry, a case of "damned if you do, damned if you don't" It's really hard to provide the usual level of ambiance and service on a super busy night, when customer expectations are heightened.

    Anyway...just wanna say how well does your hubs know you! Packaging your gift up like that! You're a lucky girl :)

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  39. I am a foodie and I am soooooooooooooooo jealous. You lucky duck! My fav shows on tv are Top Chef and Anthony Borudain. And I am just dying to go to Eric Ripert's La Bernadin. I am getting hungry just looking at your pics and talking about food.

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  40. What an adorable VDAY!! You are both so cute! Your boyfriend is brilliant to hide the Chanel box like that, I love it!! Ohhh I can't wait for you to reveal your present!!

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  41. OMG your pictures are making me so hungry right now!!! what kind of dog is napoleon? he looks like he can be great friends with my Momo :)

    btw i do know how to make mussels with the japanese mayo.... but this version is different than niwano hana's ... i will have to experiment more with the mayo :)
    http://happycloudmoments.blogspot.com/2009/08/baked-mussels-japanese-style.html

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  42. Oh your hubby is so sweet. Chanel for Valentines!!! Please post the pictures ASAP. Curiosity really killing the cat here.


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  43. Everything looks delicious- especially those GIFTS!!! Lucky girl!

    Hugs xoxo

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  44. Oooh, I wonder what's in the BOX!!! :) You two are a lovely couple.. just perfect!

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  45. The food looks delicious! And so cute you are already together for 5 years :D can't wait to see what's in the box and daisy is a really nice perfume!:)

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  46. despite their awful service, i hope you guys had a great time.
    ps. the dollhouses in the museum were displayed in scotland but i believe they were made in england. :D

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  47. Thanx for all your comments. I must say i was pretty bowled over by the food pictures! But then I read about how blah they were except for the desserts. Plus I would not accept bad service in a fine dining restaurant. It’s V-day come on, they’re supposed to make all the couples feel special. Nonetheless, hope you had a great time with the hubz!

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  48. at least the food LOOKS good... lol
    awww cute presents from your hubby ~
    love the "lil scare" he gave you lol, makes you love your present even more =]
    can't wait to see the chanel tmrw~

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  49. Lisa- your blog is amazing and I'm starting to hate you out of jealousy. LOL Your Chanel bag is to DIE for. You're so blessed. Happy Valentine's and I'm definitely following your blog.

    -Mara

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  50. u and ur husband are adorable!
    and OMG about your Chanel bag!

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  51. omg! love all the photos! :)
    looks like u had a great v-day.

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  52. Cute cute! I'm so jealous. Looks like you had a wonderful evening~

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  53. Sooo happy you had an amazing Vday! You and your hubby are too cute! And let me just tell you, your chanel is to DIE for! Love it chicka, xoxo!

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  54. Aaah you're so lucky!! The food looks delicious, but my personal fave are all those balloons in the restaurant - cute! Like in sex and the city

    xxx

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  55. Your blog is fabulous!!! :) I am so happy I came across it and thanks for following me! I'm a new follower as well. <3

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  56. Nice blog! And your dog looks so cute!

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  57. i wanted to try that place! thanks for the tip; i won't be going anytime soon! let me know if you go back & it gets better!

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