Strawberry-ginger compote, caramel cake crumble. $9 Foreign Cinema, San Francisco CA
I’m not a big dessert person, but I can appreciate a delicious, simple sweet treat. And that’s exactly was this was. It wasn’t too fancy or had a ton of superfluous decorations. It was just simple and yummy.
Huckleberry-rhubarb caramel, fleur de sel. $11 Foreign Cinema, San Francisco CA
This dessert was good, but not super memorable. The combination of flavors looked intriguing on paper, but they didn’t quite mesh naturally for me. I think the tarte tatin was well executed, but the sauce either wasn’t bold enough or just didn’t pair well with the pineapple.
Marinated chick peas, Mexican style quelites, avocado sauce, spiced honey. $24 Foreign Cinema, San Francisco CA
Wow, this fried chicken was amazing! The flavors that they created and combined were really interesting and delicious. The chicken itself was cooked perfectly and super moist and juicy. I loved the delicate accompaniments because they tasted great, and they didn’t detract from the fried chicken which was the star. Noms!
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2011, 2012, 2013
Fresh horseradish crema, wild arugula, manchego cheese, waffle chips, fried capers. $15 Foreign Cinema, San Francisco CA
Mmm, I really loved the variety of flavors and textures in this dish! They made the plate really fun and delicious. My one suggestion would be that the beef could have been shaved slightly thicker. Because the beef was SO thin, it sometimes got lost amongst all the other yummy components leaving you to ask, “Where’s the beef?”
Squash blossoms, zucchini, goat cheese, spring onion, tomato vinaigrette, chicken sausage, mixed greens. $16 Foreign Cinema, San Francisco CA
Another delicious brunch dish! I particularly liked the nice sear on the chicken sausage. Everything was super flavorful and tasted fresh and spring-y.
Castro Castle Guest House, 17th Street. I’ve always thought that this building was super cheesy looking and out of place. But I appreciate that it has SO much character. I don’t think I’d ever want to stay here though.
Sunday bloody caesar cocktail – House-made clamato, fresh lime, Worcestershire and house-infused jalapeno vodka, flavorful yet lighter than the cousin Mary! $10 Foreign Cinema, San Francisco CA
Persian bloody mary – An exotic blend of lime, south Indian curry, sumac, and sherry vinegar and vodka. $10
I really enjoyed both of these bloody mary’s. The first one definitely had more of the traditional flavors and the Persian one took a few sips to get into, but I really enjoy its inventive flavor combination for a bloody mary. The sumac salt was also really pretty and the pickled fennel was a great addition.
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010