B and I celebrated a friend’s 80th birthday last weekend. We had lunch at Le Central, a French bistro located on Bush Street literally steps from the Dragon Gate that marks the southern boundary of San Francisco’s Chinatown.
The pictures came out really well and when you view them, perhaps you’ll understand why I prefer to practice my food photography using natural light as much as possible.
Pâté de Campagne, with cornichons and mustard.
Roast chicken, with parsnip chips, bacon-lemon brussels sprouts.
Butter lettuce salad, with apple, cherries and preserved lemon vinaigrette.
Lillet blanc, St. Germain, honey, lemon and champagne.
Grand Marnier chocolate flourless cake, chocolate rum sauce, candied orange, whipped crème fraîche.
Onion soup gratinée.
Pan-roasted salmon, winter root vegetables, saffron fumet.
Seared scallops, butternut squash purée, fennel.
Filet mignon au poivre, haricot verts, mushrooms.
Strawberry rhubarb crumble, vanilla ice cream.
Roasted bone marrow, fig jam, bread.