Tagged with salad

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 »

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 »

Sauce

With a name like sauce, it has to be good.  Well, it was!  It really was!  It was so good that we went back the following weekend with another group of friends because we loved it so much.  What’s not to love when you see what amazing food and drinks they cook up for their … Continue reading »

The Perfect Tri Tip

Cooking a steak is an art form especially a Tri-tip.  If you under cook it, you’ve ruined it and if you over cook it you’ve ruined it.  Where is that happy medium?  Well, the key to success is keep it simple!  If you have a good cut of meat, all you need to do is … Continue reading »

Sautéed Sole with Lemon Beurre Blanc

This recipe is really fun to make and somewhat simple.  I discovered it while dining in Napa and have been addicted ever since.  It’s light but with a ton of flavor.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Ingredients: 2 large pieces of sole 2/3 cup of dry white wine (like a … Continue reading »

Pacific Catch………again

You must think that I’m obsessed with Pacific Catch but it’s just so good.  I just wanted to share my latest meal.  It’s not my usual but definitely something I would order again.  Except this time, I think I would order brown rice instead of white. Pan-Asian Rice Bowls: Japanese Wasabi with Hawaiian Poke Wakame salad, avocado, daikon sprouts, … Continue reading »

Bistro Unique

  If you looking for a traditional french bistro, this is the place for you.  I literally felt like I was eating in France.  The food is amazing, the atmosphere inviting and the servers extremely friendly and helpful.  I went here with my fiancé and friends for the first time and we were blown away. … Continue reading »

Easter Brunch

Photo by Judy Castaillac Easter this year was at a private country club in Atherton, California.  I love Easter because of the brunch at the Menlo Circus Club.  Unfortunately, you can’t enjoy this meal unless your a member but I figured I’d share my meal with you nonetheless. Photo by Judy Castaillac Krispy Creme and … Continue reading »

Pacific Catch

If you want a great fish and chips meal this is the place for you, Pacific Catch.  I was really craving the chips aspect but decided that I needed to go the healthier option since I was already eating beer battered fish.  I got the side salad that was so much better than the fries. … Continue reading »

The City of Angels

I went down to Los Angeles this past weekend for a wedding.  Among other things, LA is also known for having amazing food.  I figured why not try the local cuisine.  So I dipped my toes into some of the local recommended restaurants and not she-she places pictured in US Weekly or People Magazine.  I … Continue reading »

Best Caesar Salad

The secret to a great caesar salad are in two major elements: the dressing and croutons (both need to be homemade).  If you have those nailed down, you can make any boring caesar salad amazing.    Ingredients: Caesar Dressing 5-6 cloves of garlic 6 anchovy (more if you feel risky) 1/4 olive oil 1/2 of … 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 »

Delarosa

Delarosa is a must if you’re visiting San Francisco’s Marina District.  Located on Chestnut Street, you quickly learn that Delarosa is one amazing place.  However, before you start picking everyone on the menu…try these first!  They are a must in my opinion: One of the most amazing salades you will ever try: Carpaccio of sliced … Continue reading »