Maiale al latte. Pancetta, sage. $14 Pesce, San Francisco CA
I was surprised when this came out and it was almost a thick soup. When I read gnocchi, I thought it was gonna be a dry pasta dish. It’s pretty great that chefs can prepare food in so many ways. This dish was super rich and hearty, but it wasn’t my favorite. I’m not sure that I liked the gnocchi as a soup after all.
Cavoletti. Lemon caper aioli. $6 Pesce, San Francisco CA
These were delicious but a little bit too oily. Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables so I’m kinda picky on how they’re prepared. These had really good flavor, but the greasiness was a detraction.
Pizzette scarola e salsiccia. Escarole, lemon zest, panna, caggiano sausage. $8 Pesce, San Francisco CA
This tasted good, but the pizza dough was a little too chewy for my taste. I prefer thinner, more airy crusts. The toppings were great though and I don’t think I’d ever had cooked escarole on a pizza before.
Capesante. Field mushrooms, green onion, cream. $14 Pesce, San Francisco CA
Beautifully prepared scallops are a wonderful thing! These scallops were perfectly prepared and very tender. The cream sauce was pretty heavy especially since there was SO much of it for only 3 scallops, but it was still tasty.
Avocado, cucumber, tomato. $15 Pesce, San Francisco CA
This dish was tasty and not overly seasoned. (I’ve personally found that over-seasoning crab dishes is surprisingly common for some reason.) The ingredients in this dish were simple and delicious, and the presentation was appealing.
With cucumber, cocktail sauce, horseradish. Each $3 Pesce, San Francisco CA
I don’t know about these. I’m not a big horseradish fan with oysters and these just had a lot of murky liquid in the glass that scared me off. I definitely spent more time worrying about taking the oyster shot than actually enjoying it. It wasn’t bad, but my it was too much work for me to shoot it.
Bad Boy: Tito’s vodka, tobacco leaf tincture, orange bitters. $10
Chicken liver and herb pate on grilled bruschetta, each $2.50. Mozzarella filled saffron-risotto fritters, english peas, each $3. Whole grain polenta fritters, lobster béchamel, each $3. Pesce, San Francisco CA
Mmm, these little bites were great! We decided to try a variety for the table, and I’m happy with the items we decided on because they were all delicious. Noms! I don’t know why not more people like chicken livers though. I think they taste wonderful and these fegatini were prepared perfectly.