That, right there, is the look of love. Or lust.
Trip or Treats is officially in love/lust with Lusso.
I've written about this tres chic little establishment before, already professing my adulation over Lusso's luxurious ambiance with its matching sophisticated, yet simple, menu. I am also a big fan of the fact that they use good china, heavy silverware, and nicely starched cloth napkins, which makes me feel special even if I'm just there to grab a snack.
I can never help but wonder how efficient all of Margarita Fores' restaurants seem to be, from Cibo to Pepato to Cafe Bola and now Lusso. All seem to have such small service cores, but the dishes all come out well-presented, and well-executed. I took a peek at that gold door and saw what is probably the TINIEST kitchen known to man.
But small it is, Lusso delivers with these Foie Gras-filled selections. I've been going back here for one thing for a long time now.
The Lusso Demi-Pound Burger
US Beef, Foie Gras, Cambozola Bath, Prosecco Onions
No worries, That is just half of the burger, cut to show the delectable generous slice of foie gras peeking out in the middle. Many foodies have raved about this burger. I've eaten my fair share of gourmet burgers from here and in other continents. I must say that Lusso's meat is well-seasoned, generous, and so delicious that ToT's has been having hallucinations about it. I don't dare request for ketchup. Instead, the Cambozola creme bath included in the platter adds a creamy layer when added to the bread roll. It's perfect as a dip for the hand-cut fries that come with. This burger is worth my cholesterol check and my paycheck.
But since I was with Mr. S, and we both wanted to try something new, we decided to share the burger and get the Foie Gras Croque Monsieur as well. I am a big fan of Croque Monsieur, which is a French version of grilled ham & cheese sandwich. Pastis in New York makes a fantastic version of this. Lusso's version is more like a nibbler, substituting foie gras fillets for ham. Let me tell you, size wise, this Croque looks a little disappointing, since it looks nothing more than a normal homemade sammy dressed up in stainless toothpicks. But one bite of it and you will know that any bigger, and you'd have a food-coma if you had more. The combination of Bechamel sauce, Gruyere cheese and Foie Gras slices is enough to send me to heaven. ToT agreed: this has got to be the last taste on your mouth before you leave Lusso.
Believe ToT. P1000+ for 2 sandwiches is worth every single bite and calorie and cholesterol, as long as it comes from Lusso.
And in light of recent suggestions for ToT to a bit more informative with prices and ratings, I'm posting Lusso's menu for your perusal. Not sure if I wanna do the whole pricing thing, since honestly, I don't really care about prices as long as the food is fantastic and I don't want to misrepresent myself. Let me know if this is cramping my style!
Outskirt of Greenbelt 5 nearest to Greenbelt 4
+632 756 5893 (luxe)