I haven't had time to write much lately, but I thought this would be as good a time as any to tell you about my new venture - writing for the San Diego Eats It website. I've written
On one of our visits to Opera, my friend Jodi and I tried the grilled vegetable panini sandwich, and we were really impressed. A hot and toasty panini, filled with the perfect mix of thinly sliced vegetables and cheese. I'm a sucker for anything mini - so naturally I fell for these boxes of mini assorted pastries. I haven't seen them there lately - but I'm sure you could order one. Each and every item in there was delicious.
Opera is the only place I know of in San Diego where you can get Parisian macarons. The chocolate is my favorite, filled with a dark rich ganache. It's the perfect after-lunch sweet with a cup of coffee.
Speaking of macarons, I noticed that Dorie Greenspan has a great post up right now about one of my favorite things in the whole wide world. If you've always wanted to be a pastry chef, make sure you check out the link to Fanny at Foodbeam (which might be my new favorite website) to get the inside story on making them at Pierre Herme. Her photos and descriptions of the individual macarons are almost as good as tasting them. I also loved Dorie's and David's posts about their day out together in the Marche d'Aligre.
Isn't the food blogging world just wonderful??
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to get one of those croissants!
Post Script - I forgot to mention that a new review of mine will be posted on San Diego Eats It every Sunday. Also, I had an almond croissant and a cup of Organic Caffe Calabria coffee at Opera this morning, and both were divine!