Birthday bouillabaisse

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Birthday bouillabaisse
Birthday bouillabaisse
Birthday bouillabaisse
Birthday bouillabaisse
Birthday bouillabaisse
Bouillabaisse! No easier way to start a street fight in Marseille than to discuss what a traditional Bouillabaisse is, and who's, on the Vieux Port, is better. In my youth you had Noel the French Chef in one corner and Lucienne who was a better cook in the other. Their battle? white wine or pastis for an added kick. Every great cook has one dish, one meal they will always be remembered for. Lucienne's? 1976 a rainy night in Siesta Key and a Bouillabaisse for a dozen. Naturally I asked HER to teach me her Bouillabaisse. I may add a little of Noel's Pastis to the brew; shhhh don't tell.
$24  per guest
September 29, 2019 · 5pm

Who is going

Yolande
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Baltimore, MD, USA
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There will be typical French Amuse for Aperitifs, but this is a big meal with only one star, the main course.

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Bouillabaisse
The traditional? Marseillaise version with our local fresh fish.
The rich broth flavored with garlic, leeks, tomato, onion, fennel, herbs and saffron together with potatoes, croutons and rouille.

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Birthday cake. Can you guess my favorite flavor?

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Apero will be served, followed by wine with dinner, a traditional Provencal rose though white and red will be available. The bubbles may make an appearance for dessert...as well as the house drunk cherries.
The Bouillabaisse was fantastic! Well-seasoned with a delightful mix of fish, shrimp, clams, mussels, and potatoes - which was well-complemented by the Provençal rosé. Her renovated Reservoir Hill row home with vintage French décor affords a convivial atmosphere. But above all, Yolande was an attentive host and engaging storyteller, which made for a lovely evening with great conversation and excellent food. Would highly recommend!
September 2019 - Birthday bouillabaisse

The dinner was very delicious and that's a very good ambiance with nice people. The host is very wonderful. Thank for all.
September 2019 - Birthday bouillabaisse

It was absolutely wonderful! Blown away by the full spectrum of flavors, can’t wait for the next one!
September 2019 - Birthday bouillabaisse

Yolande is the sweetest, most down to earth host. She makes sure everyone is welcomed, well fed and makes sure that you aren’t Thirsty. I’m so glad I came to Yolande’s bouillabaisse dinner. Everything was fresh and flavorful. 10 out of 10. And will def return.
September 2019 - Birthday bouillabaisse