Chicken wings – Escena Lounge & Grill

Chicken wings - Escena Lounge & Grill
Bleu cheese dipping sauce. $10
Escena Lounge & Grill, Palm Springs CA

These were pretty good! I liked the saucy glaze, and bleu cheese is always preferable over ranch for me! Hehe!


Oxtail a la vaccinara – Tordomatto

Oxtail a la vaccinara - Tordomatto
With celery. “Tradition” tasting menu €65
Tordomatto, Rome ITALY

I’m in love with this restaurant! We went to the Vatican Museum that morning, so I checked what was nearby for lunch and chose this place. I’m SO glad I did because the food (and service) was AMAZING! We did the “traditional” tasting menu, but it was far from it. The flavors and concepts were traditional, but the techniques and presentation were contemporary and so great! Mmm…

Bread assortment - Tordomatto
Bread assortment.

Steak tartare – Belcampo Meat Co.

Steak tartare - Belcampo Meat Co.
Lean grass-fed beef, shallot, capers, Shotgun sauce, egg yolk. $16
Belcampo Meat Co., Larkspur CA

Hmm, this wasn’t my favorite. I thought that the texture of the beef was too heavy, dense, and slimy. And it needed more seasoning! There are better things on their menu, so I don’t know why this tartare deserves a spot on the 7×7 Big Eat SF list. 😦

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