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.
Butter lettuce salad, with apple, cherries and preserved lemon vinaigrette.
Pâté de Campagne, with cornichons and mustard.
Pan-roasted salmon, winter root vegetables, saffron fumet.
Roast chicken, with parsnip chips, bacon-lemon brussels sprouts.
Roasted bone marrow, fig jam, bread.
Strawberry rhubarb crumble, vanilla ice cream.
Filet mignon au poivre, haricot verts, mushrooms.
Grand Marnier chocolate flourless cake, chocolate rum sauce, candied orange, whipped crème fraîche.
Seared scallops, butternut squash purée, fennel.
Onion soup gratinée.
Lillet blanc, St. Germain, honey, lemon and champagne.