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Beef and cauliflower at Aziza

susancinsf | Feb 2, 2008 01:32 PM

This mention of a braised beef and cauliflower (two of my favorite winter time foods) dish at Aziza in a DAT report caught my eye, and I made a note to try it soon:


was actually hoping to make it to Aziza for DAT myself, but it wasn't in the cards, so we ended up going last night instead. Seated in the backroom, had a lovely dinner...the description of the beef dish on the menu is fairly minimalist ('Beef/Cauliflower/Ginger') so I got more information from our server: yes, it is new, and consists of braised beef cheeks with cauliflower, ginger, saffron and garlic...

Verdict: big thumbs up! Tender, savory and rich. Comfort food with just a bit of an edge from the spices...The cauliflower was cooked perfectly and was like icing on the cake. perfect for a cold dreary night...My only complaint is that they didn't bring me a big spoon to get every last drop of the braising liquid (though I guess that is what bread is for). Believe me, I almost called over the server to ask for one. A great new addition to a great menu. Cost is $21.

and a ps: The meyer lemon curd with black pepper phyllo and candied fennel was also delicious as well as being beautiful. We got it to share, but hubby had had a late lunch and was too full to manage more than a bite or so of dessert. Too bad, so sad (for him :-)). He was pleased that they had Blue Bottle espresso on the menu (is this new? I don't remember either espresso or blue bottle products there, but perhaps my memory is just going...).

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