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Scallops with Tobiko, Sprouts and Yuzu
Grilled Octopus with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Black Olives and Basil
Roasted Sea bass with Black Puffed Rice and Brussels Sprouts Kimchee
Iberian Pork Cheek in Glace with Teriyaki Sauce, Lychee Cream, Beetroot
Caramelizada De Cacao
Croissant De Frambuesa
Croissant De Chocolate
Palmera De Chocolate
Spanish Tortilla Souffle Bites with green bell peppers and anchovies
Sautéed Artichokes with crunchy breadcrumbs, thin sliced Iberian bacon and parsley mayonnaise
Squid Noodles, tender baby broad beans, potato, egg yolk and onion
Cream of stew Lentils with cinnamon, cheese gnocchis and foie gelée
Sautéed Morels with creamy bechamel meat sauce
Sautéed Morels with creamy bechamel meat sauce
Tartaleta de Frambuesa
Trufa Cafe, Trufa Palet D’or, Trufa Manjari Truffles
Oriol Balaguer Madrid
Pain au Chocolat
My husband tried their Pain aux raisins and really enjoyed it. It was nice and crisp and studded with plump raisins.
Coca de trigueros y setas con jugo de leche
Garbanzos con carabinero Chickpea Stew with Red Shrimp
Bacalao con crema de ajonegro con verduritas a la vainilla
Presa de cerdo ibérico puro de bellota con verduras encurtidas y Comté
Fruta con yogurt
Coconut and Violet Sorbet with strawberry and baked apple
White Asparagus and Truffle Sorbet
Chocolate Azteca Thick Hot Chocolate (80% cocoa and spices
Cruasan Mixto Ham and Cheese Croissant
Tarta de Chocolate Chocolate Tart
“Singapore Laksa” with ring prawns cooked over Japanese robata grill coconut cream, shiitake mushrooms and pasta shells
Miso charcoal small cuttlefish Korean kimchi sauce and fried egg, extra crunchy Japanese mini sardines
“Chili crab” paprika, chipotle peppers, palo cortado sherry, mantou
Grilled Iberian pork pancetta “Saam” marinated mussel condiment, pickled shiitake mushrooms, sriracha and tartar “XO” sauce
Sea Urchin & Citric Dashi
King Prawn Ceviche
Tuna, Toffee & “Foiesabi”
Octopus roasted with “Tomatillo”
Tolosa Bean Ravioli with Cabbage Broth
From Winter to Spring
Red Mullet braised with Saffron Sauce and Crispy Scales
“The Butcher’s Cut”
Popcorn with Strawberries and Sweet Egg Yolk
Thanks to a lot of research and help from this board we had great time eating in Barcelona.
Pork Noodles with Mushrooms
Gazpacho with bacalao
Arros de Gamba
Lake Fish with Caramelized Onions and Spring Onions
At the end it was a good restaurant for our first day and one of the few that was open on a monday.
A Rosa De Sant Jordi
Unfortunately we only got a chance to try this place once. We almost made it the following night, but we were a little too late. Oh well, too many sweets to try and so little time.
The Beet that goes out of land
Tomato”polvorón” and Arbequina Caviaroli
Transparent Pesto Ravioli
“Disfruta de la aceituna”
Smoked Idiazabal Cheese Biscuit with Apple
Our Cava a very refreshing choice and a bargain at only 20 Euro. Funny thing is due to language barriers, we thought that we were getting half a bottle and ended up with a full one. I hardly ever drink, but this was a very easy to drink. I am glad the meal lasted around three hours!!
Crispy Egg Yolk with Mushroom Gelatin
Seafood and Avocado Meringue Sandwich
Salad of Parmesan “Tacos”, Tomato and Basil
Marinated Oily Fish with Cauliflower Tabbouleh and Mushrooms
Our Macaroni Carbonara
Razor Clams in Fennel Meunière
Red Mullet with Pork Jowls and Aubergine Gnocchi
Iberian Pork Tenderloin “Pibil”
Chocolate Peppers, Oil and Salt
El Quim De La Boqueria
Huevos Chipirones Two Fried Eggs with Baby Squid
Gambas Ajillo Prawns in Garlic with Cava reduction
Escribà and Chök the chocolate kitchen
I had the very chocolaty and delicious tea called Choconoir and my husband had the Gracia blend green tea.
Triticum by Moritz
Pain au Chocolat
pa de Segol
Motlle energetic Nut, Apricot and Fig Bread
Arbol de Tickets Spring Tree with its Pistachio Acorn
Profiteroles Con Cre Blackcurrant Meringue with Raifort Cream
Olivas Gordal Adobad Tickets’ Olive~S
Cornete de Atun Tuna in Nori Seaweed Cone
Esparragos Vinagreta White Asparagus in Miso Pickled Sauce
Salmon Soasado Wild Salmon Roasted with Piparra Jus
Chapata Cochinillo Crunchy Suckling with Mini Ciabatta
Mar y Montana Baby Squids and Iberian Sausage In Surf Sand Turf
Spaghetti Setas King Oyster Mushroom in wok vegetable spaghetti
Ensalada fresas Strawberries Salad, with Modena Vinegar, Pepper, Olive Oil with Basil and Lime Ice Cream
Milhojas Vertical Vertical Mille-feuille with Chocolate base, Noisette Butter Cream and Wild Strawberries
Cafés El Magnífico
Montiel Espai Gastronomic
Xatonada Modern Version of the traditional Catalan Salad
Egg Cooked at low temperature with Sweetbreads and Pumpkin
Smoked Eel from Delta del Ebro in a Rice
Milk Fed Lamb Shoulder with Creamy Potato and Topinambour
Ratafia, Pistachios, Hazelnuts
Best Artisan Butter Croissant in Spain 2014
Thank you. It looks great and hopefully we will try it soon.
We went there on Sunday and got the pastry basket and was just OK. We got Croissant, Pain au Chocolat and Schneck Pistachio. The croissant was better than the other two, but lacked the flakiness and crispness that we prefer. The pain au chocolat was not good at all and the schneck didn't tasted like pistachio at all. We also tried their Millefeuille that was ok and finally their Chocolate Mousse cake that was pretty good. Their coffee was beyond bitter.
Ever since we had their ice cream in Atlanta, I have been waiting for their LA location to open up. We went on Sunday and surprisingly they were busy already. We enjoyed the Lemon butter milk, lime cardamom and salted caramel as good as Bi-Rite. My husband enjoyed their LA flavor, (wheatgrass, pear, vinho verde).
Thank you Juan Doe. I sent a request for sun lunch for lakasa. We will see what happens.
Thank you. I can't wait to try S-X.
Thank you very much. I was hoping to hear from you. I am looking at all your suggestions right now. I am excited to try Street-Xo and it was already on the top of my list for Madrid.
We will be in Barcelona and Madrid in May and I have done a lot of reading and research. I am interested in breakfast, lunch (creative and nice plating) and maybe a snack for night time. Also bakeries that have some healthier options, ice cream and chocolate shops. Unfortunately they are not many recent reports on this board and I appreciate any help I can get.
I considered the following:
What I have so far:
I really enjoyed it. Great concept and the food looked wonderful. They claimed he made all the dishes by himself!! That was a lot of food. I wish he would serve some of the dishes in his restaurant.
I considered going there for brunch too, but since their menu was not up yet, I decided to wait. What was on their brunch menu?
From what we have tried I liked mille feuille the best and anything that involves chocolate. I just wish their prices were not so high. You can get more reasonable prices in NYC and Paris for comparable or better quality.
You are lucky. Every time we go there, they don't have the mille feuille.
We recently had dinner at Girasol Restaurant and ordered bunch of healthy, delicious dishes. Specially liked the octopus dish and the Persimmon with Pomegranate dish.
They serve tacos at lunch time.
ST Pâtisserie Chocolat is a Pastry School and shop by master pastry Chef Stephane Treand. We finally have a little bit of Paris at SOCO in Costa Mesa. I had no idea this place was opening at SOCO. After our brunch at Pueblo I noticed this place and naturally we had to check it out. I asked the French lady behind the counter who turned out to be the daughter of the pastry chef, how long they have been opened? She said the day we visited them was their first day. Thank God I didn’t miss out on a French Pâtisserie!! I was very excited to see the display case, but I have seen pretty cases before without much substance. We decided to start with one item. Their prices were a little high. Each piece was around $6-$7 but the quality justified the prices.
We had lunch there yesterday and the experience was a mix. We went there hoping to order the items that was listed on their online menu, but I guess those items are only served at dinner time. Of course there is no mention of that on their website.
I am well aware of the drought situation. I always find high quality produce at the SM farmer's market. I just got back from Trader Joe's and bought bunch of high quality produce including Bell Peppers. What I mentioned about berries being moldy is nothing new and has nothing to do with the drought.
Yesterday at my Costco In OC, most of the berries looked either past their prime or were moldy. What is the point of huge inventory of moldy stuff? Even the pineapples didn't look as fresh as usual. I was looking for peppers to make stuffed peppers and they only had the ones from Mexico. Last time I purchased it, they were from Canada and they were greenhouse grown.
They don't have desserts.
Thank you. I liked part 2 the best. That tea house looked great.
Great show. Specially the final commentary. I will miss Tony until the next season.
Thank you. It was very interesting.
We checked the new Gjusta bakery/market last Sat and it did not disappoint. The location is kind of odd. It is near the homeless alley and parking could be challenging. There is no sign and the place is very airy and bright. We got there around 10:30 AM and they were already out of Pain au Chocolat and Ham & Cheese Croissant. We picked up the very Flaky and buttery Baklava Croissant and a Danish. The Croissant was on the small side, but very good and unusual. How come no one else thought about making a baklava croissant? The Danish was very buttery and my husband, the Danish lover, really enjoyed it. We also got their liqueur Chocolate Pudding and at $6 it was a small size, but very good.
I was really looking forward to seeing this episode and it didn't disappoint. Some of the food looked really good like the Kabobs and the sour cherry rice with tiny meatballs. What you called "Burnt rice" is actually crisp rice and is called tahdig. A lot of different cultures have a version of that. It is always fun to learn about different cultures rather than being judgmental about it. Persian people as Tony mentioned are famous for their hospitality. He said they never felt so welcomed including when they traveled to Western Europe.
We are coming down in a couple of weeks for a family wedding. We are staying at the Four Seasons and looking for creative, visually appealing and delicious food. We won't have a car and need a place that is within 10 minutes cab ride or near MARTA.
I have looked at St. Cecilia, The Optimist, BoccaLupo, Restaurant Eugene, Empire State South, Better half, Saltyard, Miller Union Woodfire Grill, Serpas, King + Duke.
I need your help with the following:
Dinner the first night, I have a reservation for St. Cecilia. Is that a good choice?
I appreciate your help and looking forward to visiting your city.
Great review. I think we will wait a while before we try it.