A sports bar and family restaurant specializing in sauce-cov …
Like most of great Pasadena eateries, this place stands off but adjacent to the main drag of Colorado Boulevard. It has this nutty early-20th century Cabaret kind of decor, with framed chic European Disney posters. Service was impeccable.
Boyfriend’s Thoughts: While he enjoyed it, Boyfriend is used to a creamier texture with more chicken and tortilla strips. Otherwise, it was very good.
Order: Slipper lobster tails and shrimp with mushroom risotto, green beans and a red wine lobster sauce.
Boyfriend’s Thoughts: Incredible! He could have easily devoured two orders of this, and I don’t blame him. The shellfish is cooked just right, no trace of amateur rubbery texture. The risotto was a compliment, letting the seafood be the star while still able to stand out on its own flavors. The green beans were just a touch of green and offering a nice variety in texture.
Order: Bread pudding with Belgium chocolate, caramel sauce and topped with vanilla bean ice cream.
My Thoughts: I am to bread pudding what tiramisu is to Boyfriend. One could argue that a lady should share her dessert, but to this I say, then a lady cannot truly live life. This moist confectionery was an exercise in decadence, the chocolate a burst of lusciousness planted throughout the dense pudding, like little mines of chocolate bombs. The ice cream, while a nice touch, I could go either way with, but the caramel I could never part with. I fear should I return to Cafe Bizou I would not be able to order anything else!
91 North Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91103
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