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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

French Dip: The Cuisine of Cafe des Amis in Photos

Posted By on Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Visiting SF Weekly critic Matthew Stafford drops in on Cafe des Amis, where ― for better or worse ― French culinary classics undergo an update. Photographer Lara Hata captured images of the food, from cocktails to dessert.

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Brandade de morue Basquaise: Atlantic salt cod with roasted peppers, potato, and fried egg.

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  • Lara Hata

Profiteroles with warm toffee fudge sauce.

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Blanquette de veau: Slow-cooked veal breast, crispy sweetbreads, carrots, and maitakes.

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Goat cheesecake with toasted pecan crust and poached raspberry port glaze

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Greyhound's Tooth, made with Benedictine, vodka, house-made grapefruit bitters, and grapefruit juice.

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  • Lara Hata

Twenty-four-layer crêpe cake with orange-chamomile syrup.

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Tête du cochon with crispy ears, baby vegetables, and fresh horseradish.

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Cafe des Amis' Bloody Mary.

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Chocolate marquise with cacao nibs, espresso, and hazelnut sablés.

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Persimmon pudding with whipped cream, bourbon caramel sauce, and salted almond praline.

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Octopus salad with red wine-braised octopus, shelling beans, and marinated mushrooms.

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Onion soup with oxtail and beef shank broth, caramelized onions, and Gruyère.

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Bouillabaisse of local fish and shellfish, rouille crouton, and sea urchin.

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