Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cafe Jacqueline

Close to the red light district, a little cafe hidden among the hills of San Francisco is where one can find Cafe Jacqueline.  Jacqueline Margulis has been at it since Julia Child's heydays.  She specializes in souffle.  Everything is souffle except appetizers.  Because all the souffles are baked after you ordered, they will take some time before you get your food.  Every single souffle is done by Jacqueline so you can be sure that every single souffle you get at this restaurant rise to perfection.  If you are on a time crunch, this place is definitely not for you.  But if you just started to date someone or have an old friend from out of town that you want to catch up with, then this place is perfect.

The onion soup was, perhaps, one of the best one in the city.  The lobster souffle I had was perfectly done.  And the white peach souffle was to die for.  It looked huge but was chowed down by two of us in no time.  After all, it's mostly air... at least that's what I told myself.  Take the earlier reservation if you can (ie. before 7:00, 7:30PM) to ensure you don't have to wait for someone to finish eating their souffle before you get seated.  Sometimes wait can be quite long if are not in the first seating group.  P.S. don't expect Michelin star presentation or service; it's a quaint little cafe and go before Jacqueline retires.

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