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…

Artisan cheeses – Garcon

Artisan cheeses - Garcon
Cremier de Bourgogne (soft cow), fumaisson (smoked sheep), Saint Agur (blue). Served with pear, honey and pistachios. $16
Garcon, San Francisco CA

I love cheese plates and this provided a nice selection of flavors and textures. It was a toss up between the cremier de bourgogne and the saint agur as to which was my favorite. Mmm…

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.

Assiette de pate maison – Maximilien

Assiette de pate maison - Maximilien
House made pate with dijon, house pickles. $15
Maximilien, Seattle WA

I liked this pate. It was chunky, flavorful and had a good flavor. The cornichons and pickled vegetables were also tasty and everything was lovely together. What wasn’t lovely was the sour attitude of the front host. He was a total happy mood killer.

Baguette and butter - Maximilien
Baguette and butter.