May 17: Cafe Firenzé; Mustardy Salmon with Asparagus Pouch, served with Black Rice


We were on a plant buying trip in Moorpark so we stooped in at Cafe Firenzé for lunch where Foodie Philip had a Ham and Spring Onion Risotto while Foodie Greg had Seafood Rigatoni.

The meal quality is excellent with both Foodies really enjoying the meal. Cafe Firenzé is also great value with lunch coming in at $20.13 with tax and tip. That’s a little less than The Country Deli ends up being!


Being “Fishy Friday” Foodie Greg picked up some Wild Caught Salmon Fillets and we cooked them in a foil pouch. (Reynolds non-stick foil doesn’t need the paper lining.) Tonight we served with most of the remaining asparagus.

  • The salmon fillets were $6.27 for two or $3.14 per serve
  • The asparagus was $2.59 but we used about half tonight, or 65c per serve
  • Black rice adds 44c per serve
  • Add 50c per serve for the cream fraîche, mustard and other ingredients.

Tonight we managed to cook the salmon absolutely perfectly, which was the topping on a great meal for $4.73 per serve.

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