Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Pho in Corte Madera. It was a beautiful evening when Dad and I stopped at La Maison de la Reine for some Pho. This restaurant serves contemporary Vietnamese cuisine in a relaxed yet attentive atmosphere. And they make the chicken broth from scratch every day and it is amazing.
At dinner time you are immediately served some fried and salted peanuts as an appetizer in a porcelain fish bowl.
We had the crispy rolls appetizer, quite good, although the color could have been more golden than brown. However, they tasted delicious.
And of course, we both chose the chicken pho, which comes accompanied by fresh basil, mint, cilantro, bean sprouts and jalepeno pepper slices for garnishing to taste. There is also some hoisin and hot sauce on the plate for adjusting each bite (as I was told some time ago by a knowledgeable wait person). I put a few of the fresh things in the bowl before snapping the photo so you could get a better visual. I've been here many times, and the food and service are predictably good.