Sweet yellow corn, green strawberries, radish. Tasting menu $95
Luce, San Francisco CA
Another interesting flavor and texture combination from Luce, and I think a successful one. I don’t think I’ve ever come across green, unripe strawberries as an intentional ingredient before. They actually have a great texture and flavor profile (I grew up on a berry farm so I’m quite familiar). I also loved that there was a corn puree, roasted corn kernels, and shaved baby corn on the plate. And let’s not forget the beautifully poached lobster! Noms!
Black-eyed Susan vine (Thunbergia alata, Acanthaceae), Kentfield.