I worked Friday, Saturday, Sunday (and I keep working Monday, Tuesday!) but I ate enough sugar the last three days to keep me Energizer Bunny-ing through.
Highlights from a tasty weekend…
Birthday cake iced latte from Milk Bar.
Trader Joe’s cold brew bottles are the 3rd best packaged cold coffees, beat only by Chameleon and Grady’s.
Fresh alphonso mango. In strawberry lingonberry yogurt with bran flakes cereal.
Desserts from House of Inasal. Halo halo with the best leche flan of my life.
And ube tres leches!
Ice cream from Van Leeuwen. A vegan flavor that was terrible and a s’mores flavor that was my new favorite.
Dinner at Sauvage // French food.
Lemony marinated olives.
Charred heirloom carrots with labne, pistachio, vadouvan, and pistou.
We shared all the entrees with mushrooms. Salmon with sorrel, shiitake mushrooms, lentils, and buttermilk sauce.
Poulet au Vin Jaune with morels and fava beans. I don’t eat chicken skin that often but it was by far the best component of this particular dinner!
Dinner at Claro // Oaxacan food. I had the housemade tepache (a fermented, sweetened pineapple beverage) with a shot of mezcal – they separated my cocktail for me so I could taste the tepache on its own.
The menu was meant to be enjoyed family style so we ordered all of the things. Too many things in fact, I wish they had stopped us one or two dishes earlier. Asparagus and avocado tostado with queso freso, radish, and spring onion.
Tacos with chipotle shrimp and quesillo cheese.
Garnachas (like an open quesadilla) with rabbit and duck confit, pate, fermented vegetables, and cojita cheese.
Memela (masa cakes) with wild mushrooms, espazote, goat cheese crema, and pasilla.
Goat’s milk chocolate ice cream with goats milk caramel, peanuts, and toasted marshmallows.