Millesime is a beautiful French brasserie run by Laurent Manrique, a former chef at Aqua in San Francisc. Chef Manrique was also at Peacock Alley at the Waldorf Astoria, back in the day. I was excited to try this place. The menu was mostly seafood and looked creative and tantalizing. The restaurant space also looked beautiful, situated on the second floor of the hotel lobby. A jazz bar sits on the first floor. I was not disappointed.
|ooh la la!|
It felt like I stepped out of NYC and straight into Paris. The space was bustling but still intimate and cozy.
|amazingly fresh seafood platter|
|calamari carbonara. slivers of calamari mixed with egg, pancetta, parmesan. looks a bit like top ramen|
|caesar salad with smoked black cod and parmesan. the black cod was a nice touch|
|mussels creole style with curry, apples and coconut bouillon|
|you can't have mussels without fries. yum.|
|pineapple carpaccio and coconut ice cream. not impressive, but i ate it all anyway|
Loved my experience at Millesime. The food was fresh and light. Service was great. Ambiance was romantic and fun. Great place to linger over a long meal. I'd definitely go back.
Even though I was stuffed, I came home from this meal to have some of these...
Macaroons from La Maison du Macaron. Definitely the best macaroons I've tasted. Not only are they fun to look at, they're fruity and bursting with flavor. Little bites of spring. :)
I had a very French Valentine's celebration. I hope everyone's was just as lovely. <3