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Sandwich of the Week: Bisou Bistronomy’s Escargot Burger

Sandwich of the Week: Bisou Bistronomy’s Escargot Burger

Parisian chef Nicolas Ronan serves a superbly French mini burger in San Francisco

Bisou Bistronomy’s escargot burger in San Francisco.

When most people think of burgers, they picture a ground beef patty sandwiched between two halves of a bun, perhaps with some cheese, lettuce, and tomato layered on top. We’ve seen pulled pork burgers, short rib burgers, barbecue chicken burgers, and everything in between… or so we thought.

In San Francisco, Parisian chef Nicolas Ronan of Bisou Bistronomy has begun serving an escargot burger. Served on a mini sesame bun, the univalve patty is garnished with parsley aïoli coleslaw, tomato, caramelized shallots, and smoked xeres sauce, the combination of which encapsulates all the signature flavors found in a classic escargot dish into a bite-sized burger. [slideshow: 2941]

But wait, this dish can get even more French than it already is.


For those die-hard Francophiles, chef Ronan offers the option of adding a slice of seared foie gras to the burger (pictured here on their signature beef burger), making it arguably one of the most luxurious burgers we’ve ever heard of. That’s why it’s this week’s featured Sandwich of the Week.

Click here for other featured sandwiches or check out the Sandwich of the Week Slideshow. Know a sandwich that should be featured? Email The Daily Meal or comment below. Better yet, become a contributor and write up your favorite today!


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The 27 best restaurants in Edinburgh you need to try

March 2021: Fingers crossed, it won&rsquot be long until Edinburgh&rsquos restaurants can swing open their doors again. I n late-April Scotland will prepare to move back into its tiered level system, with restaurants gradually opening up again from late spring as areas move down the numbered levels. Further details on exactly how this unlocking will happen are due to be announced this month. In anticipation of being able to eat delicious dishes without having to do the washing up afterwards we&rsquove updated our list of the best restaurants in Edinburgh. From Michelin-starred heavyweights and much-loved old-school joints that have stood the test of time to exciting new ventures changing up the city&rsquos culinary scene, here are the hottest tables in Edinburgh we think you should be booking once lockdown lifts.

Culture, history, architecture and hills &ndash Edinburgh has it all. Chefs flock here to pay homage to Scotland&rsquos world-class larder and that means you can definitely expect to taste some brilliant local produce while in town. Beautiful shellfish from crystal-clear waters, fairly reared meat and gorgeous bread are all very much present and correct. Plant-based food takes a starring role, too, so whether you&rsquore veggie, vegan or just plain flexi, you&rsquoll easily find creative meat-free cooking here.

Like any city, Edinburgh has her share of chain restaurants, but with our handy list it&rsquos easy to support local (don&rsquot say we&rsquore not good to you). So if you fancy planning your itinerary solely around where you want to eat, crack on. We won&rsquot judge.

Eaten somewhere on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutEatList. You can find out more about how Time Out makes recommendations and reviews restaurants here.


Dining Guide: New restaurants & bars to check out in Singapore this April

Our guide to all the new restaurant, bar and cafe openings in Singapore this April!

Looking for new restaurants in Singapore for your business lunch or dinner date? Here are our top picks of exciting new openings this April!

For the burger enthusiasts: award-winning burger and milkshake sensation Black Tap opens in Marina Bay Sands, making its first foray from New York City to Asia. Gourmet burgers and larger-than-life milkshakes – need we say more?

April also promises more firsts, with Singapore’s first dedicated duck ramen restaurant Kamo Soba Keisuke. Located in Holland Village, it’s opened by the Ramen King himself Chef Keisuke. While duck is not typical of Japanese food, we see the wisdom behind the ridiculously luscious duck slices.

K-food lovers will also delight at the opening of Jjampong specialty restaurant Nipong Naepong and Korean-fusion spot NY Night Market. And lastly, if you’re looking for a new watering hole with impressive cocktails to boot, make a date at Shangri-La’s uber sleek Origin Bar. Designed after a vintage railway station, all its cocktails are inspired after Singapore’s historic and storied neighbourhoods like Chinatown, Little India and Orchard.

For all the new restaurant and bar openings to check out this April 2018 in Singapore, head up to the gallery above!


October Openings

Where: Radom’s Lowell Street Market (in The Heights) at 18 W 18th Street

Who: Former Houston restaurant critic Cuc Lam switches gears, going from a seat at the table to the kitchen helm as she teams up with Jerry Lasco (The Tasting Room, Max’s Wine Dive) to open Sing , a tribute to Singapore, at Radom’s Lowell Street Market.

What: Chef-driven wok dishes that are made-from-scratch are yours in under five minutes at Sing. Yeah, you read that right. This casual joint, with a small patio and seating inside for 30 guests, aims to get your palate-pleasing mango shrimp spring rolls, lemongrass pepper ribs, bak kut teh ( pork bone noodle soup) , laksa (spicy curry coconut noodle soup), chicken tikka masala and char kway teow (flat rice noodle stir-fry) to you quickly, leaving you plenty of time to hit the town.

Shun Japanese Kitchen

Where: 2802 South Shepherd

Who: O wner and chef Naoki Yoshida — who spent 17 years honing his craft at his family’s Montrose restaurant Nippon Restaurant — cooks here. He’s joined at Shun — Japanese for “peak season” — by sous chef Nick Hill (Triniti). Aki Hagio (Sanctuari Bar at Triniti, Bad News Bar) serves as beverage consultant.

What: Izakaya-style small plates and sushi offerings headline the roster of seasonal Japanese cuisine at Shun. You’ll be drinking innovative cocktails made with Japanese spirits and sake galore thanks to an encyclopedic list of Japanese rice wines.

Tribute

Where: 111 North Post Oak

Who: The team at Tribute includes executive ch ef Neal Cox (Americas, Pappas Bros. Steakhouse) and sommelier Vanessa Treviño Boyd (Philippe Restaurant + Lounge, 60 Degrees Mastercrafted).

What: Tribute, located in the former Olivette space, branches off the main lobby of The Houstonian Hotel. At this sophisticated restaurant, you’ll find a wine room with more than 500 bottles, 40 wine lockers for private collectors and flavorful regional cuisine. Options include charred rib-eye steak and Gulf oysters prepared on a wood-burning grill, braised cabrito, smoked Wagyu beef rib, and redfish on the half shell.

B.B. Lemon

Where: 1809 Washington

Who: B.B. Lemon is brought to you by Benjamin Berg, who knocked our socks off with B&B Butchers & Restaurant, took over 37-year-old Italian restaurant Carmelo’s Cucina Italiana in time to stop its doors from closing, and aims to open Benjamin restaurant at downtown apartment high-rise, The Star, in 2019.

What: Berg, who is originally from New York, brings a taste of the Big Apple to this cozy Washington Avnue bistro. Its New York-influenced pub eats include French onion soup, fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, a bacon cheeseburger and items from a raw bar.

Truth BBQ

Where: 110 South Heights

Who: Truth BBQ which earned a spot on T exas Monthly’s hallowed “Top 50 Barbecue Joints” list , comes to the Bayou City. Houston-born p itmaster-owner Leonard Botello IV, who recently competed on Food Network’s Chopped Grill Masters, steers the food program at the 6,000 square-foot space , and the menu features an abundant amount of smoked meats.

What: At Truth, stack your tray with melt-in-your-mouth prime brisket, pork ribs, beef ribs, homemade sausage and smoked turkey, creative sides, from tater tot casserole to mac ‘n’ cheese with bacon, and homemade multi-layered cakes by the slice. Grab an ice-cold beer, roll up your sleeves — and dig in.

Bisou

Where: 4444 Westheimer

Who: Clé Group turned heads with high-profilers and champagne girls at party spots Clé and Spire, and now the company is set to launch Bisou , French for “kiss,” at River Oaks District with a menu of continental cuisine.

What: Start with arancini-wrapped escargot in spicy butter sauce and move on to whole roasted chicken and crabmeat mac ‘n’ cheese. Linger over classic cocktails, offerings from an extensive roster of wine and champagne magnums. During late-night dinners and Sunday brunch when a DJ spins, the restaurant walks the line between restaurant and club, so be ready to mingle.

The Rustic

When: October/November

Who: The Rustic out of Dallas is the brainchild of Kyle Noonan, Josh Sepkowitz and Texas country artist Pat Green. The downtown 25,000-square-foot venue offers Houstonians a new place to dine and catch live music performances.

What: The restaurant cooks up homestyle dishes and smoked meats, from beer-can game hen with jalapeno bread to ​a wood-grilled pork chop with ancho-lime butter. The bar doles out 40 beers on tap with a Texas leaning, classic and creative cocktails, and an expansive list of wines.

Live music fans will be over the moon thanks to a stage in the large outdoor patio area for various acts to perform seven days a week. There’s also a retractable roof, two VIP areas, and an Uber Lounge for ride-hailing users.


Wild Olive Arrow

After passing the River Road intersection of Maybank Highway, the traffic onto Johns Island seems to open up just a bit, but if you hit the accelerator too much, you'll zip right by this restaurant. Don't do it. Wild Olive has kept regulars coming back with its seasonal tweaks. Must-try dishes here include tender pappardelle, steamed local clams in a lemon-caper zuppetta, fresh vegetables from the farmers with whom chef Jacques Larson has built relationships with throughout his long career in various Charleston restaurants, and classic mains such as veal scallopini with marsala. If you spot mushroom-parmesan bisque on the menu, order it—you'll thank us later.


Dining Guide: New restaurants & bars to check out in Singapore this April

Our guide to all the new restaurant, bar and cafe openings in Singapore this April!

Looking for new restaurants in Singapore for your business lunch or dinner date? Here are our top picks of exciting new openings this April!

For the burger enthusiasts: award-winning burger and milkshake sensation Black Tap opens in Marina Bay Sands, making its first foray from New York City to Asia. Gourmet burgers and larger-than-life milkshakes – need we say more?

April also promises more firsts, with Singapore’s first dedicated duck ramen restaurant Kamo Soba Keisuke. Located in Holland Village, it’s opened by the Ramen King himself Chef Keisuke. While duck is not typical of Japanese food, we see the wisdom behind the ridiculously luscious duck slices.

K-food lovers will also delight at the opening of Jjampong specialty restaurant Nipong Naepong and Korean-fusion spot NY Night Market. And lastly, if you’re looking for a new watering hole with impressive cocktails to boot, make a date at Shangri-La’s uber sleek Origin Bar. Designed after a vintage railway station, all its cocktails are inspired after Singapore’s historic and storied neighbourhoods like Chinatown, Little India and Orchard.

For all the new restaurant and bar openings to check out this April 2018 in Singapore, head up to the gallery above!


Tuesday, September 25

Japan in a Nutshell

I meant to update sooner but the internet at home has been down. Anyway, Japan in a pistachio-nutshell was AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME .

Only after my trip did I understand what it means "to take food seriously". Yes, food may play a significant role in many cultures but not one culture has exhibited a level of fanaticism that rivals the Japanese. Not the Chinese (health warning labels included). Nor the French or Italians (We still love you Nonna!). And contrary to what our STB proclaims, Singapore is nary the foodie's paradise. When I re-visit some of my blog entries, I feel like such a fraud, raving about plebeian dishes because after Japan, I realized much of what we have here is 60% (at best 70%) of what the best has to offer.

To tweak a De Beers advertising slogan, kaiseki delights may change with the season but dedication is forever. The underlining current of restaurants, cafes, depachikas and no signboard shops is an astounding sense of pride to produce something great.

So you ask, where can I get good stuff?

Truth is I can't give you a straight answer without leaving out somewhere here and then. Unless you intentionally veer into a tourist trap, a more than satisfying meal awaits the rumble in your tummy, the itch in your sweet tooth.

Life would never be the same again.

I realized whenever I travel I would always find a snack to shower all my love for. In Belgium, it was liege waffles the calamari bocadilos in Madrid teased and in Greece, yup no surprise, fatty pork gyros satiated my big fat Greek holiday. In Japan, my heart went out to the humble red bean pancake.

Aw c’mon! What about takopachi? Okonomiyaki? Who are you kidding? Red bean pancakes? Singapore has that too!

Please, Singapore’s lukewarm dough pucks don’t even measure up.

I bought this seemingly ordinary doriyaki from Shin Osaka Station. For the first time in my life, I was handed a WARM doriyaki. See the dollop of red bean? Unlike what we get here, the red-bean-to-pancake ratio was most agreeable and every bite burst with red bean goodness.

Doraemon would have approved.


Lou Shang Hot Pot


Image by Betty Richardson/That's

This Cantonese-style hot pot has acheived such viral popularity that to even entertain the idea of eating here without a reservation, you must queue three hours. Considering that Lou Shang, with its Pepto-Bismol-colored tablecloths and cobbled together decor, is neither beautiful nor good value (an extraordinary price of RMB600 per head), this is unusual.

The signature hot pot broth is the reason they wait: corn yellow and thick and creamy as tonkatsu ramen, it's made from chicken, abalone and fish maw (swim bladder) plus an entire steamed chicken snipped into pieces. It tastes like the most intense chicken soup imaginable, with the texture of satin.

Standout dish: anything boiled in that liquid gold stock (above)


Monday, September 18, 2017

BienMeSabe

-Grubbing in Chicago
Where the MLB Players Eat

Fall is here and so is another Cubs playoff push. It's a good thing Willson Contreras is back because in order to repeat you need pretty much everyone on the field while peaking at just the right time. Speaking of peaking Bienmesabe on Montrose seems to be on top of the mountain. The Venezuelan restaurant is not just a favorite with locals of the Ravenswood area but it's also a hot spot for MLB players from both Chicago teams as well as visitors in town to play them. It's a taste of home for the games Pan-American born players. Shout out to Cubs' Contreras and White Sox Sanchez for the rec.

BienMeSabe is casual but it's definitely more upscale than your average arepa or papusa etc joint. I dont know the exact number of Venezuelan people living in Chicago but the fact this is one of the city's only Venezuelan restaurants hints it's not that large. However when it comes to Venezuelans and Chicago baseball there's definitely a connection with players / managers like Ozzie Guillen, Carlos Zambrano and the aforementioned Willson Contreras. There's also a significantly high number of Venezuelan born MLB players and at the back of the restaurant you'll find a wall with the signatures of all those who have dined in at BienMeSabe. On my visit we sat next to the Pirates Sterling Marte.

The star of the show at BienMeSabe is the arepas but they do have a big menu of plates many of which remind the baseball players of home. If you dine in during lunch you can get a nice deal of an arepa with an order of empanadas and also a drink for $10 or something like that. My only problem with that is the fact the big boy arepas aren't included in the options just single meat choices.

The empanadas will remind you alot of the Colombian version of this Latin American favorite. They come coated with a cornmeal like crust and fried. They're delicious. But like I said the reason to check out BienMeSabe is the arepas. This is another Latin American favorite. I remember the first time I tried an arepa was from a Venezuelan food cart in Puerto Rico. I've loved them ever since. BienMeSabe makes a large version that will put you on the couch quick. For me the best filling for an arepa is the Pabellon Arepa which comes with shredded beef thats fried mixed with black beans, plantains and Caribbean cheese. It comes served in the traditional corn flour pocket and it requires two hands to eat it. Eating here reminds me of South Florida which is a place I enjoy to eat out in.


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