So, who else was there today for number 16 in the sweetest little strip mall and what were your faves?
For me, I started the day with a lovely slice of strawberry rhubarb galette, $5.25, for breakfast to steel myself for an afternoon of wine and oysters. Barely sweetened and not thickened, the delicacy of this classic strawberry and rhubarb pairing was front and center and not obscured by too much sugar. I loved the fresh tartness in the balance. I also had a taste of the salty chocolate cookie, sprinkled with a bit of fleur de sel for the saltaholics out there. And, to wash it down, a cup of Dagoba hot chocolate.
Chef Anastasia was outside at the pastry stand and I had a chance to ask here when the almond macarons would return to the rotation. The ones served here two years ago left a big impression on me. She said she’d be making macarons in various flavors this next week at Café Fanny.
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I had a taste of my friend’s serving of Christopher Lee’s Niman pork sausage. Back on form again this year. But for me, I put my money on a dozen oysters. Very sweet, if a tad soft this time. The 2005 Muscadet was my favorite match of the three wines we tried.
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The savory herb slab from Acme helped dilute the wine in our tummies to continue drinking. Also, the pair of grilled sandwiches, the ever popular eggplant and a seasonal offering, avocado and bacon with green goddess dressing on firm Acme pain de mie. Both glorious.
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