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SF: Benu (Aug. 2013)

December 10, 2013 Leave a comment

Author: Monte
Executive Chef: Corey Lee
Date: August 17, 2013

I’m so glad it was my mom’s birthday late in the summer and we were able to try Benu! It was really nice of her to take the family out and I ended up loving the meal. I’ve never been to The French Laundry before, but knew of Chef Corey Lee by reputation from all the praise he received during his time as the Chef de Cuisine at the Laundry. Seems all the praise well-merited.

Food

Course 1: Thousand-Year-Old Quail Egg, Potage, Ginger20130817_175534

So delicious. It has all the creamy, earthiness of preserved quail egg, but with an additional spicy sweetness from the ginger and an extra lightness from the foam and potage! I would’ve guessed it was an oyster if I hadn’t already looked at the menu.

Click here to see the rest of the meal!