Some people might be growing tired of small bite menus. But when food is really good, a small bite is all you need. In fact, sometimes a small bite is so good, you find yourself daydreaming about it, days, weeks, even a month later. Here are some of the objects of my affection. Little somethings that were so perfectly executed that I can't get them out of my mind.
First up, chic lounge Otis has added a menu during the day that is filled with sandwiches, salads and snacks. The Black Mission Figs, Serrano and Manchego panini-style sandwich is the perfect Autumn nosh. I can't get enough of the combination of Serrano ham and Manchego and the fig just pushes it over the top. I was also going to write about the BLT Salad I tried there, but sadly, it is off the menu, maybe it will come back?
I had three favorite bites at the "sparkling" spot in Jackson Square, Bubble Lounge. Surprisingly it wasn't the caviar or oysters that thrilled me. It was an unbelievably good Asparagus Gratin. The balance of crunchy topping and juicy stalks was actually delicious with a rose brut Champagne. I'm not sure if it's still on the menu, I think it may be available only some of the time.