Friday, June 5, 2015

benu (2) - san francisco

benusf.com
22 hawthorne street
san francisco, ca 94105

bread service

thousand-year-old quail egg, potage, ginger

oyster, pork belly, kimchi

whiting, horseradish, cherry blossom

caviar, winter melon, chicken cream

pickled wild mackerel

fluke, sesame leaf, daikon
white sea trout with roe, radish, perilla

asparagus and sesame

sea urchin, okra, nori

foie gras xiao long bao

abalone with sunflower hosanna and bonji

frog leg, mountain yam, celtuce

whole baby sea bream, iceberg, black trumpet mushroom, aged tangerine peel

 baby corn, peas, black truffle, roasted hen jus

beef rib, eggplant, broccoli, ramp, charred scallion 

shaved milk and honey

coconut, almond, strawberry

dark chocolate with fruit seeds

pine marshmallows 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

quince - san franciso, ca

quincerestaurant.com
470 pacific avenue
san francisco, ca 94133


opening bites

nasturtium panna cotta, pickled ramps, roe

black river russian caviar, eggplant, chickpea, sesame seed

bread service

penn cove mussels, new potato, spring onion, coastal seaweeds

la belle farm foie gras, apricot, porcini mushroom, australian black truffle 

sweet corn risotto, chanterelle mushrooms, freshly shaved australian black truffles

tagliolini, big island abalone, garlic scape, scallion

casoncelli, phil paine's squab, ruby beet, borage

bonus pasta course...details forgotten

parker house rolls

watson farm spring lamb, artichoke, zucchini blossom, sunflower

pre-dessert

hidden star cherries, madeline's bergamot mint, cocoa nib

migniardises

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

manresa - los gatos, ca

manresarestaurant.com
320 village lane
los gatos, ca 95030

red pepper pate de fruit and black olive madeline

granola crisp

green panisse, meyer lemon

spring pea, roe, yuzu panna cotta 

into the garden, green and bitter

bread service

sea bream and spicy cucumber, chickpeas 

salmon and mussels, coconut with nasturtium

vegetable and bonito, "barigoule"

abalone porridge, black vinegar

lamb, fava and wilted sorrel

beef bowl, sprouted grains, ramps

frozen cherry, lime, plum wine

passion fruit anniversary cake

mint chocolate sable with goat's milk

white sesame, strawberry and burnt honey

petit fours

plain croissant, monkey bread, almond croissant, strawberry sesame cake, and kouign amann from manresa bread