Orecchiette with wild boar ragu – Uva Enoteca

Project 365: Day 44

OMG! Today I was invited to a birthday dinner at French Laundry next month! I’m SO excited! The timing is a little off since I’m also going to Ohio and on a Caribbean cruise in March and I’m projecting that I’ll be spending quite a bit of money as it is. Oh well, what can you do!? I can’t turn down an invitation to French Laundry, can I? LOL!

Wow, I’m so fortunate! I’ve been to a number of exciting restaurants this past year and I’m looking forward to those I’ll visit this new year. As much as I complain about my “horrible” life sometimes (lol), I actually really love it!

Orecchiette with wild boar ragu Uva Enoteca

Pasta with tomato, sweet onions, and parmigiano. $15
Uva Enoteca, San Francisco

I like the wild boar ragu, but they charred the crap out of the top! The whole thing had a gross burned flavor, even inside. That’s a shame because the meat sauce was very tasty. My other complaint is that the orecchiette was overcooked. Unfortunate…

Orecchiette with wild boar ragu Uva Enoteca

This would have been delicious if it didn’t smell and taste like embers.

Orecchiette with wild boar ragu Uva Enoteca

Roasted garlic and broccoli rabe pizza – Uva Enoteca

Roasted garlic and broccoli rabe pizza Uva Enoteca

With smoked cheese and tomatoes. $14
Uva Enoteca, San Francisco

I wasn’t a huge fan of this pizza. I enjoyed the flavors but the whole thing was heavy and clunky. The crust had an odd, dense texture which was surprising since it was thin. It’s all about the crust, right?! The pizza was also on the small side. Don’t think I’ll be ordering pizzas from Uva Enoteca again.

Roasted garlic and broccoli rabe pizza Uva Enoteca

This looks better than it tasted.

Red wines Uva Enoteca

Red wines.
Marzemino, Terre Gioia, Trentino, 2009. $10 for 8oz
Merlot, Chopris, Friuli, 2004. $9 for 8oz
They have a nice selection! These are sold by 2oz or 8oz. I like that the 8oz is served in a small, cute carafe.

Carne board – Uva Enoteca

Carne board Uva Enoteca

3 item charcuterie board with hot coppa (San Francisco), salame al tartufo (Utah), and turkey galantine (San Francisco). $15
Uva Enoteca, San Francisco

I learned something new! According to Wikipedia “A galantine is a French dish of de-boned stuffed meat, most commonly poultry or fish, that is poached and served cold, coated with aspic.” I’m not sure if this turkey was stuffed and maybe they scraped the aspic off before serving, but it was delicious! And we were surprised by the size of the slab. Of the three items we ordered, the truffled salami was my favorite. I’ve since purchased some from Whole Foods and secretly snack on it throughout the week.

Bread and mustard Uva Enoteca

Bread and mustard.