Monsieur Benjamin

Monsieur Benjamin 451 Gough St. San Francisco, CA 94102 Yelp When I heard Chef Cory Lee of Benu opened up Monsieur Benjamin, I didn’t get too excited.  First of all, I thought Benu was just good, but not great for its price point.  Secondly, French bistro can come off as a little unexciting to me….

Bouchon

Bouchon  The Venetian 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. S Venezia Tower, 10th floor Las Vegas, NV 89109 Yelp The name “Thomas Keller” is almost synonymous with delicious food.  This is a man who has built a strong reputation for himself in the fine dining world with his 2 Michelin rated restaurants Per Se and The French…

Mon Ami Gabi

Mon Ami Gabi 3655 Las Vegas Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89109 Yelp I had heard Mon Ami Gabi at The Paris Hotel was pretty good, but I never believed it, until now.  We came here for brunch.  We were not fortunate enough to have one of the coveted tables on the patio overlooking the Bellagio…

Auberge Etchegorry

Etchegorry is quaint little local restaurant specializing in Basque cuisine.  Mama H.o.P’s Parisian friend, who I guess I’ll call Parisian Friend, has been a patron of this restaurant for years and years and she had nothing but high praise for this place.  The restaurant itself felt pretty homey, no frills.  I can’t say our welcome…

Cocotte

Portland is replete with food just like what I’m about to show you: farm to table, seasonal, made to order, small batches, comforting, simple.  Cocotte takes that and just puts a French spin on it all.  Zhu Zhu Hamster and Little Pet, who are becoming quite our favorite duo to hang out with, joined us…

Church & State

Church & State had been on my “to try” list for some time, but after the change in chef’s I heard the food was not as mind blowingly good.  In addition to that, RCM and Triple T went there and said it was just OK.  So Church & State got bumped down on the list. My…