Saturday, March 5, 2011
Have you had great escargot?
My guess is most people who have tried it haven't had it the way I've had it. It's one of the tastiest dishes in the history of French gastronomy, yet most places just don't do it justice.
Escargot, aka sea snails, are usually prepared with butter, garlic and herbs. Here in town, Mon Ami Gabi does a solid traditional version. At Comme Ca Las Vegas, we serve Escargot en Croute. It is garlicky, buttery, has the aroma of roasted shallots, briny like the ocean, lemony and herbal all at the same time. It's fantastic and whenever I take a bite, it brings me back to Paris.