Kaffe deLuix

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This is a joint food blog created by two undergrad students from UCLA, Katherine and Luixsana. We're roommates, and our love for food has inspired us to share our delicious finds with those around us.

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Dominique Ansel Bakery - Gingerbread Pinecone
This.  Dessert.  Was.  Perfect.  The sweet speculoos mousse, nutmeg cake, and ginger-caramel cream balanced out the bitter chocolate spines amazingly.  The whole dessert was complex, completed texturally by some magical crunchies at the base.  So good!
-KC
Dominique Ansel Bakery189 Spring StNew York, NY 10012Neighborhood: South Village View Larger

Dominique Ansel Bakery - Gingerbread Pinecone

This.  Dessert.  Was.  Perfect.  The sweet speculoos mousse, nutmeg cake, and ginger-caramel cream balanced out the bitter chocolate spines amazingly.  The whole dessert was complex, completed texturally by some magical crunchies at the base.  So good!

-KC

Dominique Ansel Bakery
189 Spring St
New YorkNY 10012
Neighborhood: South Village

February 5, 2014 @ 2:00 PM 1 note

Bistro Cacao - Brunch Pastries and Tuna Nicoise Salad

January’s DC Restaurant Week swung by, and I was able to snag brunch with my best friend from middle school!  We were presented with a basket of absolutely luscious pastries, including a croissant, raisin bread, and chocolate croissant.  We both opted for the Tuna Nicoise Salad, which was an amazing choice!  The tuna was cooked to medium-rare perfection, and I could taste a bit of char from the grill.  The salad was also chock-full of goodies like string beans, potatoes, and hard-boiled eggs, making for variable and delectable bites!

-KC

Bistro Cacao
320 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC 20002
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill/Northeast

February 4, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

Dan Izakaya - Lunch!

Is there a restaurant you always visit when you’re in a certain area?  Whenever I go home, I always make sure to make a stop at Dan Izakaya for a solid Japanese meal.  I’ve blogged about the Asari Ramen before, but Dan also has a ton of yummy rice bowls!  I had the Uni and Ikura bowl; the creamy uni and salty ikura were a real treat!

-KC

Dan Izakaya Restaurant
1306 Saratoga Ave
San JoseCA 95129
Neighborhood: West San Jose

February 3, 2014 @ 7:08 PM 11 notes

This gorgeous seafood pancake can be found at Lighthouse Tofu in Rockville.  Though a far cry from the fantastic Korean restaurants found in Santa Clara, CA, this pancake was a reminder of home.  A generous helping of green onion, squid, and krab was embedded in the wonderfully crispy-chewy dough of the pancake.  Along with the dipping sauce, this made a great appetizer for our meal!
-KC
Lighthouse Tofu12710 Twinbrook PkwyRockville, MD 20847 View Larger

This gorgeous seafood pancake can be found at Lighthouse Tofu in Rockville.  Though a far cry from the fantastic Korean restaurants found in Santa Clara, CA, this pancake was a reminder of home.  A generous helping of green onion, squid, and krab was embedded in the wonderfully crispy-chewy dough of the pancake.  Along with the dipping sauce, this made a great appetizer for our meal!

-KC

Lighthouse Tofu
12710 Twinbrook Pkwy
RockvilleMD 20847

November 22, 2013 @ 9:01 AM

Patisserie Poupon - Ham and Cheese Croissant
One Sunday Farmer’s Market I opted for one of Patisserie Poupon’s savory (but no less decadent!) pastries, a ham and cheese croissant.  Layers of buttery flaky dough wrapped around a simple but tasty ham and cheese filling.  Yum!
-KC
Bethesda Central Farm Market7600 Arlington BlvdBethesda, MD 20814 View Larger

Patisserie Poupon - Ham and Cheese Croissant

One Sunday Farmer’s Market I opted for one of Patisserie Poupon’s savory (but no less decadent!) pastries, a ham and cheese croissant.  Layers of buttery flaky dough wrapped around a simple but tasty ham and cheese filling.  Yum!

-KC

Bethesda Central Farm Market
7600 Arlington Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20814

November 21, 2013 @ 11:21 AM 1 note

House of Milae - Banchan, BBQ Pork, Tuna Kimbab, Seafood Pancake

House of Milae proudly declares itself to be the only Korean restaurant in Bethesda, so one night, curious and a little homesick for Asian food, I tried several dishes.  They were great!  I especially liked that the BBQ Pork was quite lean compared to that of other restaurants I have tried.  I can’t wait to return to try other dishes!

-KC

House of Milae
4932 St Elmo Ave
BethesdaMD 20814

November 10, 2013 @ 8:24 PM 1 note

Les Caprices de Joelle - Liege Waffle
This is another yummy pastry brought to you by the Bethesda Central Farm Market!  I love liege waffles because they are yeasty and chewy, like a sweet bread with a crispy crust and crunchy pearl sugar nuggets!
-KC
Bethesda Central Farm Market7600 Arlington BlvdBethesda, MD 20814 View Larger

Les Caprices de Joelle - Liege Waffle

This is another yummy pastry brought to you by the Bethesda Central Farm Market!  I love liege waffles because they are yeasty and chewy, like a sweet bread with a crispy crust and crunchy pearl sugar nuggets!

-KC

Bethesda Central Farm Market
7600 Arlington Blvd
BethesdaMD 20814

November 7, 2013 @ 8:00 AM

Bangkok Garden - Pad Thai and Thai Iced Tea

I used to dislike Thai food, but during college it really began to grow on me.  I now regularly crave yummy Thai noodle dishes and curries; the combination of so many textures and flavors makes things interesting!  I ate these pad thai noodles at a local Bethesda Thai joint called Bangkok Garden.  Washing the noodles down with a cool glass of Thai iced tea completes the meal!

-KC

Bangkok Garden
4906 St. Elmo Ave
BethesdaMD 20814

November 6, 2013 @ 10:00 AM