Cheese arepa – Roxy’s Cafe

Cheese arepa - Roxy's Cafe
Sweet white corn bread, Howard McGinnis Ranch fresh berries, homemade ice cream. 10-course chef’s tasting menu $75
Roxy’s Cafe, San Francisco CA

This dessert was very tasty and I liked that it wasn’t super sweet. The warm cheese arepa was delicious and slightly savory which was a great contrast to the sweet berries and ice cream. I also loved the colors on the plate.

Robert Emmet statue
Robert Emmet statue, California Academy of Sciences.

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Painted Hills top sirloin and pork belly – Roxy’s Cafe

Painted Hills top sirloin and pork belly - Roxy's Cafe
House cured bacon, sprouted beans, red pepper, okra. 10-course chef’s tasting menu $75
Roxy’s Cafe, San Francisco CA

Aside from the beautifully cooked and delicious proteins on this plate, the sprouted beans were my favorite part! I’d never had them before, and they had a wonderful texture and tasted great! I will say that my cut of beef had a lot of connective tissue, so while it was still tasty, I really couldn’t cut through it very easily. Lame.

Weathered mailboxes
Weathered mailboxes, The Castro.

Andean gnocchi – Roxy’s Cafe

Andean gnocchi - Roxy's Cafe
Yucca dumplings in mushroom medley, locatelli, homemade garlic truffle oil. 10-course chef’s tasting menu $75
Roxy’s Cafe, San Francisco CA

Yucca gnocchi?! This was pretty cool and the gnocchi tasted great. I was afraid that the texture was gonna be off, but it was very similar to that of traditional gnocchi. The mushrooms rocked and the garlic truffle oil brought everything together. Mmm…

Golden Gate Bridge
View of the Golden Gate Bridge and Marin headlands, Land’s End.

Chitarra bachata – Roxy’s Cafe

Chitarra bachata - Roxy's Cafe
Sweet plantain chitarra noodles, chorizo and fresh farm hen egg sauce, cheese and flower garnish. 10-course chef’s tasting menu $75
Roxy’s Cafe, San Francisco CA

I guess that chitarra is a type of pasta cutter and not a Thundercat (I learn something new every day!), so these were definitely homemade noodles. The noodles had an interesting, soft texture that I quite enjoyed and the chorizo was delicious. I thought this was very inventive, but what do I know… 🙂

Japanese vases
Japanese vases, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

Tagliatelle – Roxy’s Cafe

Tagliatelle - Roxy's Cafe
Peas, cheese, pancetta brown butter. 10-course chef’s tasting menu $75
Roxy’s Cafe, San Francisco CA

Omg, this was amazing! I loved that it had both a pea puree and whole peas. The pancetta added a wonderful smokiness, and the noodles had a beautiful texture. Noms!

White wine - Roxy's Cafe

House white wine.

de Young Museum
Modern art at the de Young Museum.

Lobster gazpacho – Roxy’s Cafe

Lobster gazpacho - Roxy's Cafe
Heirloom tomato, corn, cucumber, green onion. 10-course chef’s tasting menu $75
Roxy’s Cafe, San Francisco CA

This soup was really delicious! There wasn’t much lobster, just the small pieces on top but they were beautifully cooked and so tasty. I loved the rich, comforting flavor of the soup especially with the extra flavorful, cooked scallions.

View of Twin Peaks
View of Twin Peaks and Sutro Tower from Noe Valley.

Insalata – Roxy’s Cafe

Insalata - Roxy's Cafe
Heirloom Farms mixed greens, shaved squash, seasonal stone fruit, goat cheese, balsamic vinaigrette. 10-course chef’s tasting menu $75
Roxy’s Cafe, San Francisco CA

I’m not usually a big salad fan – I can take it or leave. But this was really tasty! Surprisingly, my favorite component was the thinly shaved squash. It added an unexpected flavor and texture to the dish. Noms!

Hamon Education Tower view
View toward the Richmond district from Hamon Education Tower Observation Deck.