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Lovely L'Ardoise - with a new favorite dessert (alas, I think only a temporary special) [San Francisco]

pauliface | Sep 26, 201103:08 PM

Okay, so I live around the corner and so for me this is a neighborhood place.
Had dinner here on Saturday with friends.
It's not high French but it's damn good (bistro fare?) cooking. My buddy goes there regularly for their perfectly cooked fillet mignon and their gorgeous potatoes.

Had the charcuterie plate first. Not stellar but very nice, and what I like is that every time I go it's slightly different. This time there was a piece of olive pate that I had not tried before, which was delicious.

And for the main, I had a duck leg confit, which was spectacular.

But the reason I'm posting was the dessert.
I am not big on dessert, and don't usually order it.
But as we were a group, we ordered a couple to share.
And there was one that interested me so I piped up to get it included.

It was a brioche soaked in rum with a couple kinds of marmalade on the side.
They plunked it at my side of the table because I'd made a comment about it sounding so good.
Oh my goodness, it was REALLY hard to take just a couple of bites and send it down the table.
I wanted the whole thing.
Not too sweet, not to alcoholic, almost a little plain,but sublime. Just lovely.
(And to be honest I did not even dip in the marmalade because it was so good plain).
Reminded me other favorite desserts; , which are those middle eastern phyllo cakes that they soak in orange blossom water, or the other middle eastern cakes soaked in honey.

Possibly not for everyone, but if you like that sort of thing, and you are headed there any time soon, do try it. I think it's a special and may not last long...

And while I've introduced the subject, does anybody know of another place in SF with a dessert that might press the same buttons?

151 Noe Street, San Francisco, CA 94114

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