San Francisco – Quince

K and I decided earlier this year to head to SF to visit friends and eat, too bad most of our friends went out of town for the long weekend. On the upside when my parents heard they invited themselves along as it’s their 45th wedding anniversary and would be paying for a fancy meal. I wasn’t going to complain.

The meal lasted over three hours and we could barely move once it was over. I somehow had room to eat most of their mignardises. Everything was exceptionally good although I felt the halibut wasn’t anything special by itself and one had to get lot of sauce for it to taste great. My favorites were the asparagus, especially when dipping the mozzarella filled bread in the excess sauce, and the garganelli.

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Canape: gougere, onion rings, pea pillow, parmesan marshmallow and two things I don’t remember anymore

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Trumpet mushroom, salt cod fritter

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Tsar Nicoulai Caviar: brioche, kohlrabi, smoked sturgeon

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Dungeness Crab: asparagus, green almond, green strawberry

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Springtime in Bolinas

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White Asparagus: morel, vin jaune

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Garganelli: maine lobster, english pea, scallion

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Halibut: fiddlehead fern, wild ramp, chanterelle mushroom

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Foie Gras

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Agnolottini: squab, fava bean

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Tortellini

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Milk Fed Lamb: potato, nepitella, black garlic

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Grilled lamb

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Verjus: rose geranium, lemongrass

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Strawberry: smoked coffee caramel, meringue

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Gift for their anniversary

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Mignardises: lemon bar, shortbread cookie, canele, ginger truffle, financier

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