Thursday, February 07, 2008

Fleur de lys


Tyler and I went to Fleur de lys for my birthday. Fleur de lys is a San Francisco institution serving classic French cuisine. It definitely deserves to be a classic. The food was amazing and we didn't need to eat for days after indulging ourselves in the heavy, but delicious traditional French fare.

My favorites of the night were Tyler's asparagus and truffled foie gras appetizer, my filet mignon and lobster entree with truffled macaroni gratin and the fleur burger for dessert. It was so adorable. The attention to detail was amazing! The burger was made from bittersweet chocolate ganache, the cheese was a thin sheet of passion fruiit jello-like substance, the bun was a doughnut, mint for lettuce, strawberry sliced thinly crosswise for tomato, kiwi in the form of a pickle, a mini chocolate shake, and pomme frite fashioned from fennel ice cream. It was all very clever.

Our celebrity sighting for the night - Bob Dole.

6 comments:

Tanya said...

I love this place. We ate there the same week I went to the French Laundry with you. Probably the best eating week of my life.

Mark Elliot said...

Happy Birthday. Sounds like and looks like you had a fantastic evening.

Ang said...

Looks delicious!

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