Had dinner with a couple of lovely ladies at Bread (on Rue Gouraud in Gemmayze) a couple of days ago. I discovered a new seasonal vegetable we have in Leboland called Akkoub (tumbleweed – tastes like a combination of Asparagus & Artichoke). They serve it cooked in a salad with mushrooms, or you can have it with Tagliatelli and cream sauce. Go Akkoub! My new favorite veggie – good and good for you!
I recommended that we try a couple of their Tapas, but regretted it soon after they arrived (consistency guys!!). We had the Crab Cake Burger… burger? Why? Unnecessary! And, the cake itself was too dry, so I’ll give it a zero for price quality ratio! We also had the Pregnant Calamari (stuffed with Feta cheese) which was undercooked… I’m just glad it was fresh and didn’t cause disasters.
I like that they’re using local scallops which are cute little babies (compared to the ones you get elsewhere, e.g. the US) – they have a pinkish color and are almost sweet – I like to eat them on the shell, raw, with a twist of lemon. So we tried the Riso Nero with Scallops (naturally black rice, apparently) but I don’t get why they sliced the poor little scallops… they lost their oomph!
For wine, the ladies weren’t drinkers, so we had a small carafe of Chateau Karam’s Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 from Jezzine. Dry with strong plums, but sharp and didnt have the usual ‘Cab’ body. Nothing special but drinkable… yaani, basically, I’ll spare it and won’t cook with it.
As for dessert… The ladies had the Vanilla Icecream with Sour Cherries (nice!) and the Apple Strudel with a Vanilla scoop.
As for moi, I had my dessert at home
Bread is open Monday – Saturday for Lunch (12pm – 4pm) and Dinner (8pm – 12am) call 01-566506