Happy Summer! It's been a crazy few weeks of travel, but I wanted to share some of my rave-worthy eats from the past two weeks. No matter where I go, or how busy I am, food is always a top priority.
- Cheese and charcuterie plate from Lupo Verde. This presentation is dynamite. Not only did we enjoy Prosciutto di Parma, Breasaola, Burrata and Pecorino Romano, but the plate was also served with cherries, strawberries, walnuts, honey, pear jam, and walnut raisin bread. It brings a tear to my eye.
- Fried chicken with sausage gravy, a biscuit, and blood orange jam from Barrel. I was wowed that this Bourbon bar on Capitol Hill has a serious food menu that does not disappoint. Executive Chef Garret Fleming is whipping up one of the tastiest and crispiest fried chicken dishes I've had in some time.
- Grilled lamb belly at Cork Wine Bar. This is a must-order for me. It is served over a sesame parsnip puree with baby carrots. Tons of flavor, and a beautifully plated dish.
- Scallops with buttered peas, bacon, wild mushrooms, and saffron cream at Park Tavern in San Francisco. This restaurant oozes "simple done right." The combination of ingredients and flavors in this dish was perfect for a cool July evening in SF.
- Shrimp wraps at Doi Moi. I enjoyed these while sitting outside on the patio people watching along 14th Street. A light and refreshing dish that almost looks too pretty to eat.
- Tortellini and brioche sandwich from Cork Wine Bar. The tortellini is stuffed with ricotta and served on a bed of sorrel cream with peas and tarragon. The brioche sandwich is one of the classic dishes that never leaves the menu. I love cracking the sunny side egg on top and letting it drizzle over the crispy bread stuffed with Prosciutto and Fontina.