Le Plat du Jour


CHEZ MOI, San Francisco: Savory Grits with Sauteed Fava Beans, Roasted Fennel and Thyme a la @BryantTerry - the grits alone would make this a stand-out dish. Creamy and dusted with the unexpected earthy spice of cumin.  View high resolution

CHEZ MOI, San Francisco: Savory Grits with Sauteed Fava Beans, Roasted Fennel and Thyme a la @BryantTerry - the grits alone would make this a stand-out dish. Creamy and dusted with the unexpected earthy spice of cumin. 

CHEZ COI, San Francisco: Carrots cooked in wild bay with lime mandarin sauce at “Foraged Flavor” cookbook signing with Tama Matsuoka Wong - bright tang and mellow herbaceous notes.  View high resolution

CHEZ COI, San Francisco: Carrots cooked in wild bay with lime mandarin sauce at “Foraged Flavor” cookbook signing with Tama Matsuoka Wong - bright tang and mellow herbaceous notes. 

CHEZ COI, San Francisco: Potato salad with lichen and wild mustard flower at the Tama Matsuoka Wong & Eddy Leroux “Foraged Flavor” cookbook signing party. View high resolution

CHEZ COI, San Francisco: Potato salad with lichen and wild mustard flower at the Tama Matsuoka Wong & Eddy Leroux “Foraged Flavor” cookbook signing party.

CHEZ GRACIAS MADRE, San Francisco: Mushroom & Calabaza Tacos on Heirloom Non-GMO corn tortillas with cashew drizzle and a side of vegan “refried” beans. (These tortillas really hit the spot.) View high resolution

CHEZ GRACIAS MADRE, San Francisco: Mushroom & Calabaza Tacos on Heirloom Non-GMO corn tortillas with cashew drizzle and a side of vegan “refried” beans. (These tortillas really hit the spot.)

CHEZ GRACIAS MADRE, San Francisco: Charred Elote with Nacho Cashew Cheese, Cilantro & Squeeze of Lime. {Saturday evening} View high resolution

CHEZ GRACIAS MADRE, San Francisco: Charred Elote with Nacho Cashew Cheese, Cilantro & Squeeze of Lime. {Saturday evening}

CHEZ NOUS, San Francisco: Buckwheat waffles with nectarine plum vanilla bean compote. View high resolution

CHEZ NOUS, San Francisco: Buckwheat waffles with nectarine plum vanilla bean compote.

CHEZ CAFE DES AMIS, San Francisco: Spring Carrot Soup with Medjool Dates and Toasted Almonds. Slight smoke compliments the sweet notes and depth of an unexpectedly sumptuous soup. View high resolution

CHEZ CAFE DES AMIS, San Francisco: Spring Carrot Soup with Medjool Dates and Toasted Almonds. Slight smoke compliments the sweet notes and depth of an unexpectedly sumptuous soup.

CHEZ GEORGES, San Francisco: Fish Tacos w/ Irvin. View high resolution

CHEZ GEORGES, San Francisco: Fish Tacos w/ Irvin.

CHEZ WEXLER’S, San Francisco: 
Apple Huckleberry Pie with Aged Cheddar Crust and Apple Huckleberry Balsamic. (sweet end to good time w/ KD, BD, RP & MR.) View high resolution

CHEZ WEXLER’S, San Francisco:
Apple Huckleberry Pie with Aged Cheddar Crust and Apple Huckleberry Balsamic. (sweet end to good time w/ KD, BD, RP & MR.)

CHEZ WEXLER’S, San Francisco: BBQ King Trumpet Mushrooms,
Garnet Yam Purée, Collard Greens, Tomato Molasses Vinaigrette. Smoky, sweet & salty combine for a perfect bite. View high resolution

CHEZ WEXLER’S, San Francisco: BBQ King Trumpet Mushrooms,
Garnet Yam Purée, Collard Greens, Tomato Molasses Vinaigrette. Smoky, sweet & salty combine for a perfect bite.

Another cheater shot- Yours truly with Patricia Bragg. We have a slew of Braggs products in our house, so it was fun to meet her at Expo West. View high resolution

Another cheater shot- Yours truly with Patricia Bragg. We have a slew of Braggs products in our house, so it was fun to meet her at Expo West.

This is a cheater shot - no food involved but I was stoked to meet Garden of Life founder Jordan Rubin at Expo West View high resolution

This is a cheater shot - no food involved but I was stoked to meet Garden of Life founder Jordan Rubin at Expo West

CHEZ DIN TAI FUNG, Arcadia: 
Chicken Dumplings. 

Worth the drive, these dumplings reminded me a bit of soup dumplings. We ate our way through the menu and watched them make dumplings from scratch. (Expo West eats 2012) View high resolution

CHEZ DIN TAI FUNG, Arcadia:
Chicken Dumplings.

Worth the drive, these dumplings reminded me a bit of soup dumplings. We ate our way through the menu and watched them make dumplings from scratch. (Expo West eats 2012)

CHEZ TRAVAILLE, SF: Pho a rainy day View high resolution

CHEZ TRAVAILLE, SF: Pho a rainy day

CHEZ SLANTED DOOR, San Francisco: Vietnamese Coffee Tres Leches Cake. For Mardi Gras. View high resolution

CHEZ SLANTED DOOR, San Francisco: Vietnamese Coffee Tres Leches Cake. For Mardi Gras.

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