Pappardelle with slow braised beef – Barzotto

Pappardelle with slow braised beef - Barzotto
Mushrooms, rosemary. $17
Barzotto, San Francisco CA

Omg, I loved this pappardelle. The flavor was so rich and the pasta was cooked perfectly. The braised beef was so good, and the dish was just very comforting. Yum!

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Cajun jambalaya pasta – Fork Cafe

Cajun jambalaya pasta - Fork Cafe
Chorizo, grilled onion, pappardelle noodles, bacon, tomatoes in a Cajun cream sauce. $12.95
Fork Cafe, San Francisco CA

This tasted yummy, probably because it was so rich and bad for you! Pappardelle is one of my favorite pastas, but I wasn’t expecting the chorizo to be in meatball form. They still had a lot of flavor and the texture was good.

Cooked squid in Chinatown
Cooked squid in Chinatown.

Wild boar sugo – BIN 38

Wild boar sugo BIN 38

Served with pappardelle, summer greens, tomatoes, cheese, purple basil and a 63 degree egg. $19
BIN 38, San Francisco

Ever had a dish that looked amazing, but was sabotaged by one ingredient? Ding, ding, ding, ding! This dish was absolutely beautiful and tasty (I think), but the summer green (whatever it was, somekind of brassica) was overpoweringly bitter. I couldn’t taste anything else, and the bitter flavor continued to linger and intensify in my mouth as I ate more. The pasta was cooked perfectly, but I couldn’t really taste the wild boar sugo because (1) the aforementioned summer green killed my taste buds and (2) there was so LITTLE of it! For some positives, the 63 degree egg was amazing and flowed beautifully over the plate after it was broken and the colors from the tomatoes and purple basil were striking.