Friday, September 30, 2011


One of the things I miss about living in San Francisco is the Little Saigon area. I was never far from a satisfying bowl of phở, a ridiculously cheap bánh mì, or some tasty spring rolls ranging from hole-in-the-wall places (Turtle Tower) to trendier upscale venues (Le Colonial). So I'm glad I discovered Élevé in Walnut Creek; I became hooked on this restaurant after working in the area. Modern, "elevated" twists on classic Vietnamese fare, with super fresh ingredients and pretty presentation.

Shrimp Spring Roll | soft rice paper, lettuce, cucumber, mint, vermicelli, peanut sauce

Càri Chicken Sandwich | curry spice rub, lemongrass, cayenne, toasted french roll

Summer Squash Vermicelli | yellow crookneck, eggplant, tomato, cashew, caramelized plum, toasted peanut

Roasted Chicken Salad | cabbage, red onion, pickled carrot and daikon, cilantro

 Even good for take-out!

All the above photos were taken and edited with the Camera+ app on the iPhone. It's a great app for getting decent food photos when you've left your regular camera at home!

1677 N. Main Street
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

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