Dottie's True Blue Cafe - San Francisco, CA


Thomas Cross (DCASW) strikes again with another "hot" restaurant recommendation for Postcards. This time, it's for a fantastic restaurant in the downtown area of San Francisco, that serves home made "out of this world" breakfasts. Please take note, the name of the place is Dottie's True Blue Cafe (map enclosed).

In Tom's own words, "...Another suggestion for San Francisco layovers (downtown)! The best breakfast in the world. If you love a great home-made out-of-this-world breakfast, you will be in HEAVEN here! I try and eat here every time I am in San Francisco. Get there early, especially on weekends, as there is ALWAYS a wait for a table! Adrian and I had our pre-wedding breakfast here, complete with Mimosas! The neighborhood is a bit sketchy, but it's only open during the day, so it shouldn't pose a problem...".

Mmmm, I' don't know about any of you, but I can't wait for my next San Francisco layover to give this place a try. Thanks Tom for sharing with us and congratulations on your wedding to Adrian! Please, keep your suggestions coming. We love them!

To get information, directions, menus and reviews on Dottie's True Blue Cafe in San Francisco, go to www.sanfrancisco.citysearch.com or click on the enclosed link below.
Dottie's True Blue Cafe - San Francisco, CA, 94102 - Citysearch

Dottie's True Blue Cafe
522 Jones Street
(between Geary & O'Farrell)
San Francisco, CA, 94102

Photos, courtesy of the Internet
Story, courtesy of Thomas Cross (DCASW)


PARIS - Restaurant "The Three Littel Pigs"


The Three Little Pigs - Aux Trois Petit Cochons. I love the name of this Gourmet Parisian restaurant that comes highly recommended to Postcards by Thomas Cross, a DCASW who was previously based in Paris.

This lovely, "petit" restaurant, located in the same street where Tom lived when he was based in Paris (that's how he discovered it) serves, according to Tom, "AMAZING French food for a great price". Three Little Pigs offers two Prix-fix (set menus) options - One for 29 Euros and the second one for 35 Euros (menu selection enclosed below).

Three Little Pigs (Aux Trois Petit Cochons) is also considered the best Gay French Gourmet Restaurants in Paris.

Tom also told us that the food at the Three Little Pigs is prepared with "market-fresh ingredients every day" and is always "delicious"! So good, that he makes it a point to return for a meal each time that he has a Paris layover! He's never had a bad meal at the Three Little Pigs!

If you're interested in perusing the December 2010 menu for The Three Little Pigs restaurant, here is a copy downloaded from their website:

If you wish to visit this restaurant, please make a reservation before you leave your hotel and keep in mind that they only serve dinner.

Our menu of Décember 2010,

A starter and a main course or a main course with a dessert : 29 euros
A starter, a main course and a dessert : 35 euros

Cannelloni of salmon, smoked salmon mousse with herbs and lemon, celery coulis and toasted bread
Salad from Landes with marinated duck fillet, home made duck foie gras
Creamed pumpkin soup, fine slice of cheese with croutons
Braised Belgian endive oven grilled with cream and ham, grated cheese from Salers
Snails from Burgundy with green butter and bacon, baby vegetables

Farm hen with white cream and cheese, boiled vegetables
Sautéed cod steak, salt cod brandade, mashed potatoes with olive oil
Duck breast fillet with orange, preserved potatoes
Sautéed sea bream fillet, olive oil sauce with tomatoes, green asparagus, Brussels sprouts and broccoli
Fillet mignon of pork stuffed with mushrooms and green vegetables, preserved green lentils

Selection of French cheeses, green salad
Almond cake with pears, light custard cream with pear alcohol
Blanc-manger with coconut, caramelized pineapple
Home-made meringues with vanilla ice cream, preserved grapes, almond sauce
Dark chocolate cake, biscuit stuffed with pastry cream, cacao sorbet

For more information on The Three Little Pigs's restaurant, visit their website:

Restaurant Aux Trois Petits Cochons

Phone : + 33 (1) 42 33 39 69
Aux Trois Petits Cochons
31, rue Tiquetonne

Bon Appetite!

Thanks Tom, The place sounds divine! I'm there on my next Paris trip.

Photos, courtesy of Three Little Pigs website
Story, courtesy of Thomas Cross (dcasw)

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