It’s a (Joe) Mallozzi Christmas tradition! Dinner at one of my favorite restaurants – Au Pied de Cochon – with my sister and Daisy.
But beware! It’s not for the fainthearted!
Akemi and I being affectionate.
Les cromesquis – deep-fried morsels bursting with liquid foie gras.
And, for Akemi – the mackerel.
The French onion soup – which was unlike any other French onion soup I’d ever had, highlighted by some incredibly delicious smoked sausage.
The roasted bone marrow with caviar – the only miss of the night. The marrow could have used another five minutes in the oven.
The beef temake tartare topped with quail eggs. I ate the top (beef, toppings) and Akemi had the bottom (rice and nori wrap).
Charcuterie and foie pizza with ricotta and whipped mascarpone – my favorite of the night.
The stuffed pig’s trotters with foie and whipped mash. Another fave.
For dessert, the super-chocolatey chocolate tart.
And, of course, the classic pouding chomeur.
Tomorrow, it’s Smoked Meat Pete and Bistro 75.
And in January, I am back on the program!