I have to admit, when the husband told me of Bonsoiree I honestly hadn’t heard of it, and I was a little surprised, because from what he told me it sounded mighty good. A restaurant that is small, intimate, food-focused (with stellar yelp reviews might I add) and BYOB, you'd think it'd be the definition of my favorite restaurant. How could I not have known of this place?? But that’s part of Bonsoiree’s draw – the fact they like to keep things a little on the DL keeps it feeling semi-exclusive, but more importantly, seductively alluring.
To top it all off, this little place of glory is also a BYO, allowing us to bring a bottle of the wine the husband used during his proposal. Yes, extra special indeed.
So let’s dive in shall we? Here I’ll give each course description to you in 140 characters or less, "Twitter style", to hopefully tease your tastebuds and whet your appetite. Of the fine dinners I’ve had to date, Bonsoiree is currently in my top four.
Perfectly cooked scallop, sweet rhubarb cream, artful plating
~ Sweet Miso Parsnip & Crab Soup, Green Garlic Tofu, Mushroom Dashi ~
Delicate flavors, loved adding the additional components from soup rim to bowl for the perfect bite
~ Blue Nosed Grouper Marinated in Umami Spices, Bamboo Shoots, Organic Azuki Beans ~
Favorite course! Awesome, phenomenal umami spices – added salt, flavor and a little tartness to dish
~ Short Ribs Rockefeller, Bordeaux Butter, Organic Spinach Crumblé ~
Fantastically rich and cheesy (asiago was also in crumble), just the right amount of crisp layer on top of the melt in your mouth tender rib
~ Fennel & Pine Sorbet with Key Lime Salt ~
Loved the pops of key lime salt, was just the right combination of tart yet gentle enough to be a true palate cleanser
~ Spring Carrot & Ramp Crème Brulée, Sweet & Salty Carrot Crisps ~
DELICIOUS! Grew on me with every bite – the perfect combination of savory and sweet, didn’t want the bowl to have a bottom