Ricotta, pine nuts, marsala. $48
Tosca Cafe, San Francisco CA
This was delicious! The breast wasn’t the most succulent roasted chicken I’ve had, but I loved the Italian flavors with the marsala sauce. I also thought it was super cute that they kept the chicken claws attached to the drums (sorry it’s cut off in the pic). Was it the best roasted chicken? No. But it was SO worth the relatively low $48 price tag for roasted chicken (for two people) in San Francisco.
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With shrimp, chicken, clams and mussels. Menu of the day €16.50
El Rincon de Pepe, Sitges SPAIN
This is just a small part of a very large individual portion that came in a paella pan. When the paella pan arrived, I couldn’t believe it was for one person! Anyway, this paella was really tasty and I loved all the beautiful seafood in it. More, please!
Paco Meralgo, Barcelona SPAIN
I liked the texture of these fried textures. They weren’t fully crispy and had a little bit of chewiness left on the middle. I also thought they they looked cute cut crosswise, and honestly they weren’t very greasy.
Applewood-smoked bacon, cream, green onions, melted cheddar cheese. $4
The Bird, San Francisco CA
Mmm! These curly fries were certainly loaded! Some of the pieces were kinda greasy, but the toppings were delicious. I really devoured these back at my work desk.
Veal patty, fried egg, brioche bun, cheddar cheese, arugula, caramelized onion, tomato, and pickles. €9.90
Oval, Barcelona SPAIN
The burger was more flavorful than the previous one. The fried egg, arugula, and spicy mayo did wonders. I still wasn’t sold on these burgers though. They were just ok.
Serrano ham, bacalao with pepper, and seafood salad. Each €1.50
Taktika Berri, Barcelona SPAIN
This restaurant was SO much fun! It was like a dim sum restaurant, but with tapas! We got in early when they opened for lunch so we were able to snag a seat in the middle of the bar. This made for perfect positioning for snatching tapas as they came out from the kitchen. The cold tapas were already out on the bar when we sat down, and the hot tapas started coming out shortly after. This trio of cold tapas were pretty tasty! I especially loved the serrano ham. The cured fish was good too, and while the seafood salad tasted good, I thought there was too much mayonnaise for me to fully enjoy.
Cold tapas assortment.
Cream puff filled with vanilla custard. $2.90
Beard Papa’s, San Francisco CA
I haven’t had a Beard Papa cream puff in a while, but I think they changed the recipe or something. The vanilla cream filling had a different texture than what I came to expect, and frankly, I didn’t like it as much.