Last Friday I had a neat experience. I have been fighting the most ruthless virus and feeling like a hermit. Aside from seeing Cinderella last week I’ve hardly left my house except for getting the mail every day for work.
Anyway, I had previously paid for a special meal they were doing at my favorite bakery Bake 360. They have recently started a cafe in addition to the bakery that is delicious. The bakery is owned by Roy and Jennifer Olsen and they are such warm inviting people. It’s the first time in my life that I feel a sense of friendship with the owners and employees of a restaurant. People always talk about that but this is a first for me.
The bakery usually closes at 5 but recently they announced a special pop up restaurant they would be doing with Chef Roy and Chef Jeffrey Sanich. This promised to be a culinary experience and wanting to support my favorite restaurant and have a great experience I signed up! And it was an amazing meal! Certainly one of the fanciest and yummiest I’ve ever had.
Here’s what I was served:
First course- Butter Poached Red Crab with Citrus Braised Fennel and Caviar. One of my favorites of the night. Only problem was I could have eaten bowls of it!
Homemade Ricotta with Speck, Watercress and Chervil Oil. This was yummy but not especially memorable
Seared Divers Scallop with Microgreens, Celeriac Puree, Kumquats- I’m not a big scallop fan but these were delish
Heirloom Carrot Risotto- this was so creamy and flavorful. Yum!
Teres Major Beef with Potato Confit, Broccolini and Red Wine Demi. This was the highlight of the night. The beef was so tender. The only thing I didn’t care for was the broccolini.
And finally dessert was a Flourless Chocolate Cake with Shortbread, Raspberry Sauce and Clotted Cream. So great!
It ended up being a really fun night and a way to support some very talented people and have delicious food you don’t get every day. They said they already had 2 other chefs who want to do it so I’m really excited for it to be a part of my life in the future.
And like I said it was nice to have a break from sick Rachel for a few hours and eat some great food.
What’s the fanciest meal you’ve ever had?
9 thoughts on “Fancy Food”
They do look good, but red wine demi-glace would probably make me ill. Concentrated sulfites, maybe, but I don’t know, for sure.
Ah, well you could ask for that off your plate. It was just a little bit of concentrated sauce.
Yeah, I might ask for a dribble of au jus, instead. 🙂
They are very nice people and there were around 30 of us eating so they could accommodate that kind of request no problem. Have you ever had a fancy meal like that? It was kind of a neat experience.
I have, but I haven’t eaten out for a few years. Nowadays, when I get “squiggles on a plate,” it’s because my son the chef is in the mood to cook.
I’ve barely left my house these past few days too and I feel like a hermit. That sounds like such a nice bakery. Can’t say I’ve eaten anything very fancy.
Hope you haven’t been sick like me! It’s a special place.
I was a few months ago but I seem to have gotten over it. The trouble is I constantly have to blow my nose and my eyes water and I don’t know how to stop it. I wish I could find something to do.