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