Each week we present our most delicious bite.

This week, the Rillettes aux Deux Saumons | fresh & smoked salmon rillettes served with toasted croûtons at Chef Thomas Keller’s Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills, California.

Offered as an “HORS-D’OEUVRE,” at $17.50 this is a spendy starter to any meal.  In our case, however, it was the meal.  Alongside a dreamily seasonal bottle of Domaine Ott Rose, this little jar transports diners to the South of France quicker than any in recent memory.  The menu description of the Ott Rose read “Few wines are as much a signal of a season as Domaine Ott Rose….have a glass a be instantly transported to the French Riviera.”  Paired with this extraordinary little jar of rillettes, had we closed our eyes we could have been relaxing water-side in Bandol just before the wedding of Mr and Mrs Chocolate, inhaling every magical moment.  There is always magic to be enjoyed at Bouchon, on the plate and in the imagination.  


NOTE: Sadly, there are no more foie gras dog biscuits for sale in the adjoining bakery.  The world’s wealthiest pups will now have to depend upon their private chefs for this outlawed delicacy.