Who makes the best French onion soup?
Came across this blog about ... and only about ... French onion soup.
It covers the entire country. In the top ten is MacArthur Park in Palo Alto. His rating is 8.5 on a scale of 10. Artisanal, New York holds the number one spot.
Now I have a FOS craving. Given the richness and calories, I want the best local version. Absolutely no Bay Area soup I've tried stays in my memory ... so much so I can't even say where I tried it.
Some other local ratings ... only a few, there's more ... but just to give a feeling for this guy's taste.
Papillon Restaurant - Fremont, CA Rating 8 out of 10 ... this has me interested.
Twist Bistro - Campbell, CA Rating 7.5 out of 10 ... one of the best broths, points off for skimpy cheese
Absinthe - San Francisco, CA Rating 7 out of 10.
Cafe Bastille - San Francisco, CA Rating 7 out of 10.
Perry’s - San Francisco rated locally at the bottom ... 4.5 "The cheese was cheap swiss, and the soup tasted like a glass of water with an entire salt-shaker dumped in"
Asked on the General Board what qualities make for a great FOS.
So ... what is your favorite?
Left Bank in Larkspur used to have a very good version but it has been years since I tried it. Generally, quality at the Left Banks seems to have fallen but maybe Scott Howard propped it up before he left. An old LB chef does a good version at his restaurant in Berkeley, Liaison.
I have seen a beautiful version at the Bretagne creperie...Ti Couz here in S.F.'s Mission district...
has anyone tried it? Opinions???
Their other food is quite good so I do have hope!
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