This past week I went to Nobu and decided to test out their Omakase. There are $100 and $150 options and I chose the latter, you only live once right?
It was absolutely worth the money and I am not quite sure how I made it through the seventh sushi course. Just barely.
I highly recommend this Omakase – my favorite dishes were the live shrimp, sashimi and the octopus.
I’ve definitely written about these delicious cookies in the past but I felt like I had to re-inform the world about them. If you’re ever in Bakersfield, go to Smith’s Bakery and get happy face cookies and thumbprints. They also have chocolate thumbprints for the chocolate-inclined.
If you’re a fan of pink champagne cake, theirs it to-die-for.
Their frosting is unlike any other- the recipe is super secret. It’s thick but still soft and sweet but not too sweet. You’ll have to taste it to believe it!
I had the pleasure of visiting DC for the Inauguration last month and had an incredibly tasty meal at Farmers Fishers Bakers.
They had a great cocktail menu and even give the option of letting the bartender concoct a drink for you. I had the Bourbon Julep and it was refreshing and strong. The Mixologist Jon Arroyo is an LA Native.
On the top right was a crab cake sandwich that was amazingly fresh and delicious. All of their sushi dishes had their own little spin to them. We had Citrus Salmon (Blood Oranges, Pomegranate Creme Fraiche, Orange Oil, Ponzu Sauce); Red Curry Scallops (Fennel fronds, Cucumber, Asparagus), Salmon Crudo (Tomatoes, Basil, Sundried Tomato, Ponzu Sauce); Big Eye Tuna (French Feta, Gold Beets, Endive, Balsamic Glaze, Ponzu Sauce).
For dessert we had Uncle Bucks Beignets with Bourbon Caramel Sauce. That sauce is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.
We also had the Butternut Cake with Salted Bourbon Caramel Ice Cream. The thought of it just makes me drool all over my keyboard.
I had dinner at The Bazaar by Jose Andres this week. Always a wonder dining experience. I find myself trying to order anything that sounds obscure (or just plain delicious) like Ceviche and avocado roll, Wild mushroom rice, Jamon iberico and fried farm egg with truffle butter and “your life will change” dashi linguini (with Parmesan, quail egg, basil). My life was changed- Jose does not lie.
For dessert I had the hot chocolate mousse, but the best was the Nitro Coconut Floating Island and Dark Chocolate Pop Rocks that my friend ordered.
I’m ready to go back now…who’s with me??