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Le Papillon

19 May

Le Papillon is such an incredible dining experience. It’s such a romantic and elegant restaurant. I was very pleased with this restaurant. It was perfect. To start off, we were served these little amuse-bouches which are sometimes used to cleanse the palate or to excite your taste buds. These were definitely taste bud exciters. I don’t quite remember what the sandwiches were made of but the spoons had bacon, creme frâiche, and roe? I’m not sure about that last ingredient, but thats what I’m guessing it was.

I ordered the roasted berkshire pork tenderloin with smoked maple and hibiscus-onion marmalade. It was delectable and I usually don’t like pork.

For dessert, we got another sort of amuse-bouche which was a passion fruit and white chocolate caramels. You could really taste all of the flavors and they went so well together.

For dessert, my dad ordered the roasted banana torte, valrhona milk chocolate and malted anglaise. It was only okay. I couldn’t taste any banana.

I ordered the soufflé grand marnier with fresh berries. It had a little too strong of an alcohol taste for me. But overall, we had a very good meal.

Le Papillon
410 Saratoga Avenue
San Jose CA

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Easter Brunch at the Fairmont in San Jo

2 May

I love brunch and what a great way to celebrate easter! My family and I decided to go to the Fairmont in San Jose to celebrate. I ate way too much, prob gained 10 pounds or more. Heres some highlights

ptit croissants 🙂 so cute and yummy. sorry this is not the best picture. I felt awk taking so many food pics haha

soo much good food

Omelette station

After a lap around the buffet station, I started eating.

Plate #1: Eggs Benedict, Caesar Salad, California rolls, frittata, bacon, sausage, raisin scone, croissant, and some sort of fruit pastry

Plate #2: More cali rolls, some spicy chicken thing, brioche, asparagus, squash, potatoes au gratin, cocktail shrimp, and a bagel with cream cheese and salmon

So much food! but i had to try everything.

I swear I am not obese.

Plate #3: waffle, macaroni, pep pizza, pig in a blanket, pb&j, and a chicken strip

and then I made my way to the dessert station 🙂 which was not a good idea

cute little bread puddings

cake pops and cupcakes

Dessert Plate #1: black berry tartelette, red velvet cupcake, chocolate on a fork, chocolate mousse pop, bread pudding

Dessert Plate #2: chocolate pear tart, cheesecake, chocolate dipped strawberries

As you can see, I ate a months worth of food.. haha oops

The Fairmont
170 South Market Street
San Jose, California
United States
95113