Wednesday, December 18, 2013

sons & daughters - san franciso, ca
708 bush street
san francisco, ca 94108

our meal at sons & daughters was part one of a two dinner evening that also included a visit to coi. things got off to a slightly rocky start as we were not allowed to enter the restaurant three minutes early for our 5pm. reservation. after that small blip, service at s&d could not have been better, with the maître de, main server, and wine director all being very engaging and fun to talk to. i appreciated that even though we eschewed the wine pairings in favor of requesting a single glass of white and red each, wine director amy racine brought us two complimentary pours that she felt paired particularly well with certain dishes. the food was well in line with what one would expect from a one star michelin establishment, with beets served with indian spices being the best use of the vegetable i have yet encountered. the biggest surprise of the meal was the quality of the bread program. each of the three breads was fantastic, and i loved the uniqueness of the opening caraway toast. i most definitely would have eaten multiple pieces had they been offered. while my meal at coi a few hours later hit highs that sons & daughters didn't quite reach (at almost twice the price mind you), i certainly did not hit the pillow at the end of the night having forgotten about what i ate at 708 bush street.
buttermilk crisp, trout roe, crème fraiche

caraway toast

marin dungeness crab, radish, turnip

roasted baby beets, vadouvan spices, fresh herbs
lemon ricotta roll
celery root soup, smoked bread, kohlrabi
grilled carrot, brussels sprouts, lamb shoulder
pretzel roll
berkshire pork, leek, radicchio
geranium curd, citrus, mint
cheesecake, buddha's hand, clover
final treats

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