Flash fried organic spanish padron peppers with chunky sea salt. Tapa $10
Canela, San Francisco CA
Mmm, I LOVE padron peppers. They are readily available here at farmers’ markets and grocery stores and they’re super easy to prepare. I love cooking them at home, but I’ll still order them at restaurants because they’re that yummy!
Dolores Park on an overcast day.
Pureed eggplant, padron, peppers, roasted tomatoes, aged balsamic vinegar. Family style supper $46 per person
Staple and Fancy, Seattle WA
This chicken was super moist and tender, but I would have liked it more if the skin had been crispier. I love padron peppers so it was great to have a pile of them on the board, and the pureed eggplant was surprisingly tasty.
Blown glass installations, Chihuly Garden and Glass.
Heirloom tomato, fried padron pepper, avocado. Summer prix-fixe menu $38
Tinto, Palm Springs CA
I thought the padrons suspended above the gazpacho were a cute touch! The cold tomato soup had a great flavor and nice consistency.
Metal conquistador statue, North Palm Canyon Drive.
Thick cut shortribs with scarlet turnips, padron peppers and romesco sauce. $30
Bar Agricole, San Francisco
This was one of my favorite dishes at Bar Agricole. I guess you can’t go wrong with perfectly grilled, fatty shortribs, lol! It’s hard to see from the pic, but there was a lot of ribs on the plate. I actually couldn’t finish all of them, but not wanting them to go to waste, I had them boxed up (hehe). The padron peppers were SO yummy, but I’m biased since padron peppers are my favorite. The turnips were good, but some pieces were a little dry. The romesco sauce provided another wonderful flavor and went perfectly with the grilled beef. I would order this again in a quick second!