There was only one place I wanted to go to in San Fran, and that was Fleur de Lys. And I wanted to go because I love Hubert Keller. Hubert is another Top Chef Masters contestant that I fell in love with during the first season.
The restaurant was beautiful and the service was imppecable. It was like a well oiled machine, even down to the coordinated direction in which the waiters/waitresses would walk. We had the 5 course degustation, and it was spectacular. Given the dim lighting, my pictures didn’t turn out too well. Needless to say, most dishes came with foie gras and truffle! The top dish of the evening was the “seared fillet mignon with a lobstered truffled mac and cheese en brioche“. As you can see from the pic below, the dish was pretty as a picture. That’s the perfectly cooked piece of beef on the left, with a lobster tail on top of it, and the truffle infused mac and cheese (with lobster chunks mixed through) on the right. Excessive, yes. Delicious, yes.
Mr.Keller also has another restaurant in the city of San Fran - Burger Bar. I decided to have the most epic burger available, which was “Hubert Keller Burger” consisting of buffalo, caramelised onions, baby spinach, blue cheese on a ciabata bun with a red wine shallot reduction. It was divine! Blue cheese and buffalo? Love it! Perfectly rounded off with a side of fries, onion rings and beer!
Oh Hubert, my love for you only increased during my dining experiences! Till next time mon cheri!More info and reviews on Fleur de Lys:
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