Creme caramel – Foreign Cinema

Creme caramel - Foreign Cinema
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.

Duck leg confit and five spice duck breast – Foreign Cinema

Duck leg confit and five spice duck breast - Foreign Cinema
Pea tendrils and shoots, pickled radishes and turnips, French lentils. $26
Foreign Cinema, San Francisco CA

I love Foreign Cinema because they consistently put out delicious food, and this was no exception. The duck was spectacularly cooked both ways, and the accompaniments were equally lovely. Mmm…

Venetian style fish and shellfish risotto – Foreign Cinema

Venetian style fish and shellfish risotto - Foreign Cinema
Sea scallops, clams, true cod, spinach, hen of the woods, radicchio. $29
Foreign Cinema, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this was delicious! The seafood was cooked perfectly and the risotto had a great texture and flavor. Noms!

Felix Leiter's Proposal cocktail - Foreign Cinema
Felix Leiter’s Proposal: Rittenhouse rye, absinthe rinse, Peychaud’s and Angostura bitters. $13

Pineapple tarte tatin – Foreign Cinema

Pineapple tarte tatin - Foreign Cinema
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.

Sesame fried chicken – Foreign Cinema

Sesame fried chicken - Foreign Cinema
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!

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Saratoga cocktail - Foreign Cinema
Saratoga: Wild Turkey 101 bourbon, Germain Robin brandy, Carpano Antica sweet vermouth, bitters. $11