French Tip Hello Kitty sort of Frenchy :]
I got some new kicks at Neiman Marcus :] Vera Wang Lavender <3 Gorgeous, sexy, I need to wear them ASAP!
Bought a little of this, a little of that, maybe a lot of things on sale at Williams Sonoma :] — totally Kitchen Porn… and then headed to my fav go-to spot for a quick bite of French Food right by my house!!! Sel de la Terre – yep the place I always go to for Wine Tuesdays… today would just be a normal night :]
I started off with a few simple appetizers….
Charcuterie plate with duck liver terrine, pork rillette, crostini,
whole grain mustard, chutney
I LOOVED the Pork Rillettes.. usually they just have a Duck Liver Terrine on the menu but Rillettes?! YUMMMYYY my fav, well when done right and these were SOOOOO done right!!!…
Creamy lardo on top of the tender melt-in-your-mouth pork… MMMM… flavored so well and on my fav brioche toasts and crostinis they have there. HAPPY!!!… The Terrine was tasty as always :] Gherkin gherkins gherkins… crunch crunch…. and of course the much loved whole-grain mustard!
Salad du Jour: Greens, Pork Lardons & Duck Egg
LOOK AT THAT SEXY DUCK EGG!!!! SUPPPPPPPER RUNNY on top of super fresh greens and huge chunks of fried lardons underneath. OMG I LOVE YOU BACON!
Red wine braised beef short rib, roasted French radishes, celery root puree, onion strings
A little on the salty side but tender.. on top of super creamy celery root and of course happy crispy onion strings on top! Usually I have thinner onion strings but these were short, fat and still tasty!!! :] Looooved the radishes!! I’m a huge radish person, not bitter at all, tender but still had a bit of a bite, snap and chew to it. Drank a little California Pinot Noir with this :] YUM!
Special du Jour: Bouillabaisse with Fluke, Shrimp, Clams, Mussels, Potatoes, Fennel, etc..
A nice creamy tomato saffron base… it was tiny tho.. wish it was bigger.. MOST of it was potatoes :[ WAA, I want more shellfish! But the fluke was soooo tender and was actually a big piece, it was just a little bit smaller than the crostini on top! Fat juicy shrimp… NOM NOM NOM… I love fennel! I got two glasses of this Chardonnay they recommended for me to pair with this dish. I usually order red, but the white was good… with the bouillabaisse, alone it was a bit sweet.
Free Rosemary Frites thanks to Foursquare, per usual :]
I wasn’t planning on really eating much, get healthy, but OMG, their fries are always like best part of the meal!!! Thin, crispy, perfectly fried, hot from the fryer and just enough salt and rosemary. HAPPPPPPPY
Apple Cider Beignets with Salted Caramel
CHUNKSSSSS of apple, FULL of apple cider flavor.. the caramel sauce was hot gooey and salty and perfection, I ended up licking the little bowl clean! The beignets were SOOOOO good, tons of cinnamon sugar, PIPING HOT!!!.. it took awhile to get the dessert out, I was already done with half of my large Irish Coffee [you can see it’s butt in the above photo] and even tho I was stuffed, I finished the whole thing! LICK!
When I came home I tried out one of my new purchases from Williams Sonoma!
SOOO FUN :]
OH… and after all that wine I MAYYYY have made some crispy chicken skin and chicken dish from leftovers… onions, scallions and eggs included <3 MMM SUPPPPER crispy chicken skin <3