Tagged with avocado

La Folie

  La Folie isn’t your average restaurant.  It is an experience.  This is fine dining defined.  It is not for the light hearted or penny pincher’s.  La Folie is amazing but it’s hard on your pocket book.  I had the pleasure to experience this cuisine only because it was my 4 year dating anniversary with … Continue reading »

Sushi In Again!

            House Salad: Mixed green salad, tomato, and avocado with ginger vinegar dressing. Sushi In anyone?  Yes please.  Once again my husband found ourselves at our beloved Sushi In.  It’s great sushi at a great price.  Zushi Puzzle is still just a tad better but it comes with a high … Continue reading »

Bar Agricole

Yum, yum and yum!  New Years Eve, this was the place to be.  Well, it just so happened that this was the only restaurant that could fit our group of 13.  Little did we know that it was meant to be!  The food was excellent, the service was impeccable and everyone working there was incredibly nice.  They … Continue reading »

Avocado Salad with Tomato and Radish

If you love avocados, this recipe is for you.  If you love tomatoes, this recipe is for you.  If you love radishes, this recipe if for you.  If you love all three…then this recipe is REALLY for you.   In the September/October 2012 issue of Cooks Illustrated,  author Celeste Rogers stops her reader in their tracks with … Continue reading »

The Best Sushi in Menlo Park

If you’re looking for sushi in Menlo Park, California, Akasaka is the place for you.  It isn’t cheap but it’s good.  Is it the best sushi I’ve ever had?  No, Zushi Puzzle is still my number one but Akasaka is definitely in the top 5.  Now, I’m no sushi expert but I’ve had more than my fair share of … Continue reading »

Lunching at Neiman Marcus’s The Rotunda

There is nothing like lunching at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco.  Plain and simple, it’s a treat and an experience.  There really is not much more that I can say but to show you exactly why! Your first experience inside is this breath taking view.  It’s simply stunning. Sitting at your table…this is your view. … Continue reading »

Hearty French Potato Casserole

Again, another AMAZING recipe from Cook’s Illustrated Magazine: Issue 115, March + April 2012.  The subtitle to this recipe is what intrigued us, “In the old days, this rich dish got its deep flavor and silky texture from meat drippings.  Could we get the same luxurious results without a roast?”  I don’t know about you but that … Continue reading »

social foods version of a Cobb salad

Who says that a Cobb salad has to be a certain way.  Well, we say NO to that notion!  So we decided to make our own version of a Cobb salad.  Instead of the “standard” mixture of iceberg and romaine lettuce, watercress, avocado, blue cheese, chicken, chives, hard-boiled eggs and tomatoes we did it a bit differently.  We decided to … Continue reading »

Pacific Catch Revisited

Last night my fiancé and I revisited our beloved Pacific Catch.  I had just finished a training session at the gym and he had finished a late night softball game with the guys.  It was around 8:45pm and we both just wanted something warm, easy and delicious.  Pacific Catch was our answer to all of … Continue reading »

Redo Guacamole

  This is how your guacamole should look when your avocados are ripe! (above) What you need: 3 avocados 1 teaspoon of lemon juice 1 teaspoon of salt + pepper 1  shallot 1 medium tomato optional: 3 tablespoons of chopped of fresh cilantro   How To: Chop everything up Throw it into a bowl and mash up … Continue reading »

Country Style Salade Niçoise

Whenever I’m asked if I would like a salad, the first thoughts that cross my mind are: light, a starter or a healthy option because I’m trying to watch what I’m eating.  I’m usually left hungry for something more unless I order the French’s version of a salad; the Salade Niçoise.  In France, the salad … Continue reading »