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La Salette

My Portuguese husband had wanted to try this little restaurant for a couple weeks now and our trip to the bay area proved the perfect opportunity. We sat on the patio and began with these perfect little rolls, warm with a light crust on the outside, the inside was this delightfully soft pillow texture and had the tiniest sweetness on the finish. Luckily they only brought us one each or lunch would have been only rolls.

It was quite a warm day so we split the Piri Piri Chicken Salad, which was refreshing and light but look out the piri piri can pack quite a punch, there were a few bites that burned, but that’s my weak palate, my husband enjoyed the picante of it. 

As it was lunch time we decided to try their Tasca Tasting Plate. We ordered the Queijo Fresco (House made farmers cheese), Serra da Estrela (Sheep’s milk cheese, semi soft, pungent), Smoked Duck Breast, Lomo (Spanish smoked pork loin) and Chourico. We have just entered the world of the cheese and meat plates and each one has been better that the next. The honeycomb that came with the cheeses and spiced almonds produced a dance of flavors, completely enriching our palates with new combinations and sensations. 

La Salette was a beautiful afternoon lunch and will hopefully be repeated soon.

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