Monday, April 11, 2011

Savory & Sweet: DishDash Beriani and Bouchon TKO

Most people seem to have either a sweet tooth or a salt tooth, but I am all about equality and love both sweet and savory foods indiscriminately. Since I love trying new restaurants for both kinds of food, I thought I'd start sharing some of my food adventures here.

Recently I had dinner at DishDash and ordered, against all my prior prejudices of mixing sweet and salty, the Beriani Dejaj. The description read like a celebration of textures: Thinly sliced, marinated breast of chicken, potatoes, golden raisins, garbanzo beans with a mixture of spices, topped with aged yogurt sauce and served with rice. Everything sounded so lovely, but I worried the raisins might ruin it. I decided to give it a go and was pleasantly surprised, especially by the richness of the yogurt sauce and the subtle punctuation of sweetness from the raisins. This is officially my new dinner-time obsession.

The cookie is a TKO (Thomas Keller Oreo) from Bouchon up in Yountville, and it is a ridiculously perfect cookie. I definitely need to get my hands on a recipe ASAP.

If you're in the Bay, I'd love to know if you've ever tried any of these places or have any similar restaurants you'd recommend!

3 comments:

T said...

Dish Dash is one of my family's favorite places to go on a weeknight- which we used to do frequently when all four of us lived in the same house. But now we try to go when everyone is back visiting. I love their eggplant thing and the falafel for lunch (Mr. R and I used to work right by there one summer and would meet up for lunch dates all the time!) Oh memories...

L E A H said...

I ate at Bouchon last weekend at the Venetian in Las Vegas. They serve a delicious brunch on sundays.. we had chix and waffles and kir cocktails! So delicious!

moondoggie said...

OMG -yes - I lived in Sunnyvale and I thought this was the best dish in the whole of the city. I too would love to get the recipe as I am now living in another country. If you find the recipe please!!!! post it - YUMMO

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