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Dinner at Figue

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Saturday night, we tried a new restaurant in La Quinta called Figue, with friends, Teri and Marvin. It was a wonderful Mediterranean dining experience. The chef, Francios, is Teri's neighbor, and gave us the royal treatment! We began with a fabulous appetizer from the "Small Plate" menu. It is a baked fig wrapped in 24-month prosciutto, in a kataifi nest, topped with yogurt, chopped pistachios and drizzled with lavender honey. Next time we visit I will have THIS for dinner! All four of them! Oh my! Sweet, salty, tart and crunchy goodness!

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Next we sampled the Lebanese lamb and bulgar wheat meatballs with cucumber salad and hummus.

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My first course was a French onion soup that was cheesy and delicious!

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Our entrees included steak frittes with Bearnaise, roast pork with grilled nectarines and arugula, and Brad's Beef cheeks on saffron risotto! It got very quiet during dinner except for a few ooohhhs and aahhhs!

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There was really no room for dessert, but we managed to share two for the table. They were out of my first choice: a fig-thyme tart with brown butter ice cream! I may have to return just for that! We ordered profiteroles with a dark caramel sauce, and a chocolate pot de creme. My cream puff was filled with a luscious vanilla cream, and the sauce was amazing. Brad, the chocoholic gave his stamp of approval on the rich, thick contents of the cute little jar.

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Just when we thought we would burst, our waiter brought us a complimentary mini caramel milkshake! Of course we sucked them down!

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It was a culinary treat evening! Thanks to Marv and Teri for suggesting Figue (rhymes with intrigue).

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Comments (3)

Sheena:

Okay, every single thing you guys ate would be on my favourites list! What a fabulous looking restaurant - good thing it isn't close to my home!

Barb Cabot:

Wow!

I want to go there!

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