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!