Strawberry Whole Grain Tart
The first fruit tart of the season. It was really good. Sweet strawberries.
It was a good rhubarb pastry.
White Strawberry Tart
As soon as I saw it on Instagram, I knew I had to go there and get one. Visually beautiful and tasty.
Raspberry Buckwheat Tart
Very comforting and tasty.
Blueberry & Peach Einkorn Tart
A nice summery tart or a cake? I can’t remember!
Blackberry Einkorn Tart
I am not sure what the creamy topping was? It tasted like a ricotta. It was pretty good.
Buckwheat Chiffon Cake
Another Instagram photo that made me stop by Seylou. It was a moist buckwheat cake with flavorful plum slices and blackberries.
Being a Francophile, I made my reservation at Le Diplomate before they even announced their plans for Bastille day. It was decorated with french flags, balloons and face painting for the kids. I even envied a little girl with an Eiffel tower painted on her face!! The place was a madhouse. Their food was good but nothing to sing about. Service was OK.
The raisins walnut bread was good.
Warm Shrimp Salad lemon beurre blanc, avocado
I enjoyed my refreshing salad. It took two people to find out where the shrimps were from before ordering. I enjoyed the oven roasted tomatoes. The greens were dressed perfectly.
Steak and Eggs teres major, sauce mornay, sunny side eggs
My husband ordered this boring dish. The steak was a blade cut and the deep-fried potatoes were nothing special. Adding some seasoning, parmesan or herb would have made it more appealing.
It was smaller than we liked and even though the puff pastry was crisp, the vanilla pastry cream was eggy.
I have known about Mintwood Place ever since we moved here last year. Their menu never really appealed to me but since there was no interesting new openings, I said what the heck!! I should have listened to my instinct. Not only it was an unbearably loud restaurant, the food was overpriced for what it was.
Flammekueche Smoked Salmon, Chopped Egg, Chives
It was a good dish but the portion was not worth the $18 price.
Basque-Style Pork Hash, Egg Sunny Side Up
I hope my husband learned his lesson and won’t order anymore hash dishes. He complained the whole time that it was bland! I took one small bite and found it spicy.
I have been wanting to try Lucky Buns for a while now. Last time we tried to go there, they were closed due to an electrical problem. We got there right at the opening time. We noticed there were more staff than customers. Service was friendly. We had their single patty and at $11, you can’t beat the value. We also had their Green Goddess salad and found it fine. The bowl was too small and the dressing was on the bottom, so it was a challenge to toss it.
Alfie’s Bun Creekstone patty, gouda, runny egg, pineapple, pickled beetroot, arugula, lucky sauce, grilled red onion
I picked this burger. I enjoyed the grilled pineapple but my husband did not care for it. He ate all the pickled beets though.
El Jefe Bun Creekstone patty, Hatch green chili relish, gouda, queso fresco, red onion, yellow mustard, shaved lettuce
This was so messy to eat but very tasty. Lots of flavor.
- 6 oz . dark chocolate (I used 85%)
- 1/3 cup mashed avocado (about 1 small avocado)
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
Combine the chocolate, vanilla extract and pinch of salt over a double boiler, and melt until completely smooth. (I just use an oven safe bowl over my small saucepan for this.) Mash the avocado with a fork until no lumps are visible, then stir it into the melted chocolate mixture until smooth and thickened. Place in the fridge to set for 20 minutes, or until slightly firm to the touch.
Once the mixture has been chilled and is slightly firm, use a tablespoon to scoop the chocolate into 12 balls. Place them on a pan lined with parchment paper, and roll the balls between the palms of your hand to create an smooth surface.
Place the 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder in small bowl, and roll each truffle into the cocoa to coat. Serve at room temperature, but store in the fridge for a lasting shelf life.
I first saw pictures of this bakery in one of the many emails I receive daily. It looked interesting and we decided to give it a try. It is located inside the Union market (pop- up). First of all, there is no price for any of the bakery items. I knew a head of the time that their specialty croissants were in the $4-$5 range. Service was fine.
Whipped Egg & Black Truffle Croissant, Prosciutto & Gruyère Croissant
Once I cut the egg and truffle croissant, I was wondering where the egg and truffle were? I walked to their counter and one of the staff told me that the egg was whipped into the croissant! It tasted sweet and I did not taste any truffle at all!
Prosciutto & Gruyère Croissant
It was good enough for one try but not good enough for a repeat purchase. It was too small for the price.
Farro & Arugula Housemade yogurt, lamb sausage & pine nuts
A very delicious Middle Eastern salad. The lamb sausage tasted like a merguez which is a spicy sausage. Yogurt helped to cool you down. Mint was very fragrant.
Summer Strawberry Salad Seasonal flowers and greens, ricotta, shiso & candied almonds
A feast for the eyes and the mouth. Ripe sweet strawberries, crunchy almonds, tasty ricotta and pretty flowers. What else can you ask for?
The LP Jr. Cheeseburger Brisket & dry-aged striploin, cheddar, caramelized onions, pickles, Russian dressing & brioche bun
This was the only let down. A very small burger for $12. The patty was too thin. I rather pay a little more and get a bigger patty.
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