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Monday, April 30, 2012

Cafe Rollo in Sacramento, CA

So because of the STUPID ban that will soon be implemented in California, this review must be made.  Yes,  STUPID STUPID STUPID ban that will ban foie gras.  Forgive my passion about this topic animal rights protesters should not have the right to tell me what I can or cannot eat.  Today it's foie gras, tomorrow what will it be?  Chicken?  Beef?  Pork?  Please.

That right there my friends is a foie gras sandwich.  Yes.  Foie gras terrine inside a sandwich.  And yes, it was as delicious as it looks.  My buddies and I were trekking up to Big Bear from SoCal.  I believe it was about a 10 hour drive.  We knew we needed lunch.  And luckily for us... we found Cafe Rollo in Sac-Town.

I didn't really know what to expect.  We just wanted to find a good lunch spot to take a break from that ridiculous drive.  We didn't expect too much.  Just typical cafe food.  But then I saw foie gras.  My heart skipped a beat and I smiled.  It wasn't one of those fake smiles you make when you see your annoying baby cousins.  It's a genuine smile.

We walked in and had a brief 15 minute wait.  It was a small cafe but it was packed for lunch.  Good sign.  We were lucky to get tables outside in the nice and sunny weather to enjoy our food.  Our server was brilliant and nice.  You can tell he was proud of the food they served at the restaurant.

We started with the foie gras terrine.

Oh my God.  Whooooo.  A plate of foie gras terrine for $8.  Heck ya!

And it was worth every single penny.  And more.  Much more.

But what more?  In a sandwich?  As pictured on the top of this post, the foie gras sandwich is no longer something I dream about.  It is now reality.  And.. for TEN BUCKS?  That's right... TEN BUCKS?!  Oh my.

That wasn't the only brilliant thing they had on their menu.  My buddy ordered a smoked salmon sandwich.  It was served with creme fraiche and oozing, melted cheese.  My gosh.  This sandwich was under $10 too.

Ending the meal?  Oh... just one of France's most popular desserts... Creme brulee.  They had two flavors that day but I fail because I do not remember which was better.  But it was good.  Nothing extraordinarily amazing, but good.

If you're in the area.  Get your butts over here and eat their foie gras before you are not given another opportunity to try the brilliance of this restaurant.  It's a shame that California has reached a point where ignorant protesters are given the right to decide what I can or cannot put on my plate.

If you aren't in the area, many different restaurants all over California have special dinners with foie gras as its main focus.  Look it up and try it to get your last taste of foie gras in California.  If you've never had foie gras before... for the love of God try it out before you miss your chance!

Cafe Rolle
5357 H Street
Sacramento, CA
(916) 455-9140