For my B-day the hubs took me to celebrity chef John Besh's restaurant called Lüke.
|pâté of rabbit and quail livers, shrimp in a cup and flammnkuchen|
The pate with rabbit and quail was a bit different as I'm use to duck and chicken liver. It was definitely a distinct difference in taste it was yummy but I definitely think I prefer duck or chicken liver. The shrimp in the cup was delicious! They were puffy fried shrimp with like a light tempera battering but it was coated in this spicy mayo sauce which was really surprising. The flammnkuchen is essentially a German pizza it an thin onion tart with pancetta, caraway and Emmenthaler cheese.
|Champagne and fresh peach purée|
Ok so those of you that follow my blog know that I don't drink but I figured what the heck it's my birthday. It was SOOO strong.. hahaha.. I actually had to order a lemonade and then added the lemonade into my champagne to make it fruitier. HAHA. I know I'm pathetic.
The little sides that came with the pate were SO yummy though. They were like little palette cleansers to offset the richness of the pate. Pickles, Cactus, Pluots and a stone ground mustard.
The hubs and I split a 12 oz. ribeye and maine lobster. It was a good thing we decided to split our main entree because quite honestly we were both starting to feel totally full just from the appetizers alone. Hahaha. The lobster was SOOO yummy it was SO sweet didn't even need butter. But I thought it was really cute how they brought out our entrees on carving boards and had little sauce pans for the steak sauce and butter.
|Bread Pudding w/ Vanilla Ice Cream|
OMG THIS WAS SO GOOD!!!!! The ice cream was made in house and you could totally tell that it was freshly churned at the restaurant. But the star was the bread pudding. It was crazy rich and decadent it almost took on an eggy custard dessert. Complete with sugar coated pecans in a rich bourban sauce. IT.WAS.SINFULLY.DECADENT.
I'm officially 28 years old!!
Cheers to a new year and starting our journey in Europe!
Can't wait to see what the year will hold :)