|Chicken liver and foie gras mousse at Baco Mercat…mmmm…|
As many of you fellow foodies know, foie gras will be banned in California on July 1. Chris and I wanted to enjoy the politically-incorrect delicacy one last time before the ban went into effect, so last night we headed to trendy restaurant Baco Mercat in downtown Los Angeles. I was already close by that evening with Troy visiting the doctor, so we figured it was the perfect opportunity.
Not quite. Don’t get me wrong – before 7 pm, Troy is the model well-behaved infant. His photo should be in the dictionary next to the words “charming” and “sweet.” But, as his bedtime creeps up, his patience for, well, everything, wears thin. He didn’t throw a tantrum exactly – he just let us know he was tired and wanted to go home.
Thank goodness the waitstaff got the hint, and we were in and out in about an hour – before Troy could get too fussy.
The food itself was incredible – our baco’s were incredibly good, and the caesar brussels sprouts we shared were ridiculously yummy.
As for the chicken liver and foie gras mousse? Ohh man. The word decadent could have been invented for this dish. Just thinking about it makes me wish it were in front of me right now to enjoy all over again!!!
We will definitely be back – but next time, we’ll get a sitter.
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