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Boulette's Larder - $7 beignets , $20 egg nog, cassoulet to go, custom spice roasting

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Boulette's Larder - $7 beignets , $20 egg nog, cassoulet to go, custom spice roasting

Krys Stanley | Dec 19, 2004 07:52 PM

I’m in love with the place. It’s the most original concept in a long time.

There’s been a mention here and there on Chowhound. I went for the hot chocolate.

On Sunday they have beignets fried to order. Actually the price is $7.60 for eight donut hole sized beignets with a side dish of their house made yogurt with lavender honey and candied orange peel.

These belong on EVERY best of the Bay list. The hot crisp exterier is covered with powdered sugar. Bite in and the interior is rich, molten and eggy. Forget about Café du Monde. These are worth a special trip. They are worth the money. It is an experience like Gregoire’s potato puffs.

And speaking of Gregoire, Boulette also has dinners to go. The link below has a sample menu. FYI, that cassoulet is $45. Haven’t taken the loan out yet for the liter of egg nog, but it comes in a lovely Italian bottle.

Then there are all sorts of cookin fats, stocks, spreads, dips, sauces and condiments. Move over Pillsbury, you can get upscale cookie dough ready to slice and bake. There’s gallete, tart and puff pastry dough. My type of place. Just put it in the oven.

For dinner I’m having the pork belly with cabbage and house made saurkraut. Last week they had a lovely roasted parsnip and crab soup. I was tempted by the quail stuffed with roses and bulgar.

Not to leave anyone out, you can take home food for your doggie. The place is named after Boulette, an agreeable black mop of dog who lies under the table during the week. The dog’s food and water are next to the fireplace.

I can’t say about Saturday, but this is just a lovely place to kick back on a weekday morning. Light breakfast is available. You sit at a communal table inside of the kitchen. Localed at the Sur La Table side of the Ferry Building across from Frog Hollow, it has a wonderful view of the bridge and the bay. It is like visiting a friends home … a wealthy friend’s home.

There are cookies and cakes available as well. The Hungarian Begil are very nice … one with an almost chocolaty poppyseed, the other buttery walnut.

The staff is very nice as well. Here’s the link for more info.

Link: http://www.bouletteslarder.com/bl_hol...

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