|Elizabeth wishes there were 2 more. They were yummy.|
|No trip to a nice French restaurant would be complete|
without a little (or a lot of) foie gras.
|In the foreground is Elizabeth's filet. Off in the distance is Ben's delicious|
duck breast. By the end of the night, after foie gras and duck breast,
Ben was quacking.
|Crème brûlée. Another classic.|
|Ben had the cheese plate to mix things up. He'd never done|
a cheese plate before. Good choice.
Neither of us really think much about French food, and while L'Étoile is a fantastic restaurant that we planned on visiting eventually, it never really our short list of fancy places to try until recently. (You have to pick and choose when you're on a law student budget - also, ordering that extra glass of wine or dessert can feel a little wrong when we're staring at almost $300,000 in combined law school debt in only a few short months. Can't wait!) But L'Étoile did not disappoint.
Perhaps, given the cost of dining there (we spent over $200 on this meal), we may not be back before we leave. And it's hard to fathom eating this decadent, rich cuisine more often than just special occasions. But maybe you will see Ben try out a few recipes from the French Laundry cookbook. We will be sure to share our successes (or failures) with you.
C & D