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b. patisserie and sesame kouign amann

A sous chef friend of mine and I were discussing the excellent tasting menu at Benu recently and he asked me about b patisserie. I had never heard of it, and nor was I a huge fan of what he reccomended I try there – the Kouign-Amann. Then he mentioned the magic words: Black Sesame, a flavor which could bring about world peace if given a chance (along with Taro). Try the Kouign-amann at b patisserie the next time I visit the bay area he urged me. I’ve never been a huge Kouign-ite. I often find the pastry a bit too flaky, kind of like the culture of Los Angeles. It is nearly impossible to eat one without resulting in a flaky mess.

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Tasting Menu at Benu

Early this year I did the tasting menu at Benu in San Francisco. It seems that I’m interested in doing expensive dining less and less these days. The bar is set so high for the experience when a high price is required. However, there are a few places that I know won’t fail to amaze, that I would be happy to revisit anytime my wallet can handle it.

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MAN : 2013

Looking back, 2013 was simply a great year for running around the world and eating great food with fascinating people.

a barrel aged beer from Monk's Kettle in San Fran
a barrel aged beer from Monk’s Kettle in San Fran

Here is a quick look back at some of the most popular things I ate and places I visited.

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Mingalaba

I recently found myself back in the Bay Area for work, and i’ve been eager to further my culinary exploits. Mingalaba was recommended as excellent Burmese cuisine in nearby Burlingame, a beautiful city in San Mateo County. Burlingame is known as…

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