Beef cheeks – Garcon

Beef cheeks - Garcon
Soft polenta, chanterelle mushrooms, parsnips.
Garcon, San Francisco CA

This dish was their nightly special and it was delicious. The beef cheeks were so tender and paired well with the vegetables and polenta. I loved the creamy polenta especially with the yummy braising liquid poured on top.

Butternut squash risotto – Garcon

Butternut squash risotto - Garcon
Chanterelles mushrooms, swiss chard, truffle emulsion, parmesan. $21
Garcon, San Francisco CA

This risotto wasn’t a success in my book. The risotto was overcooked and way too soft. The truffle emulsion also added to the soft and runny texture when mixed with the risotto. It had nice flavors, but I couldn’t get over the baby food texture. Hmm…

Pork tenderloin – Garcon

Pork tenderloin - Garcon
White cheddar grit cake, bacon, Swiss chard, prosciutto wrapped peaches, pork jus. $27
Garcon, San Francisco CA

My favorite part of this dish was the prosciutto wrapped peaches! They were so juicy, sweet and savory. The pork was cooked pretty well too, still tender and also flavorful. I thought the grit cakes looked better on paper than what was actually served.