Yay, I’m back in San Francisco! And apparently, the weather has been frickin’ amazing. It’s the early evening and it’s still very warm outside. Ah, how I’ve missed you, my home! Whenever I get back from a trip, I always crave certain food. The first thing I did when I got back was order delivery from Mission Chinese Food. I needed something spicy and with punch-you-in-the-face flavor, and MCF always does it for me.
Honestly, I shouldn’t be eating again since I had a large and delicious brunch buffet at Wicked Spoon in The Cosmopolitan this morning. I was hungry again at the airport so I had a Whopper Jr. from Burger King. Argh, I can’t believe I did that!
With pine nut, pumpkin, black truffle, garnished with flat leaf parsley. Pre fixe dinner $180 Benu, San Francisco
Wow, this dish was amazing! It was like a pumpkin gnocchi. The texture was different, but the flavors were warm, delicious, Italian. I loved that this wasn’t what I expected when I read the description. “Glutinous rice” doesn’t conjure up Italy in my mind, but I was pleasantly surprised. Everything work perfectly together and the flavors were absolutely spot on! Noms!
Fried Japanese eggplants with cherry tomatoes, celery, basil, capers, Sicilian green olives, toasted pine nuts, white balsamic vinegar, and topped with a generous portion of burrata cheese. $9 Beretta, San Francisco
Wow, Beretta doesn’t skimp on the burrata cheese for this dish! I personally love buratta. The cream filled fresh mozzarella cheese acquires such a creamy, luscious texture. It’s absolutely divine. I’ve never had eggplant caponata before this, but I really enjoyed it. The dish was very flavorful and the fresh vegetables, basil and pine nuts helped to brighten the fried eggplants. There’s a lot going on here, but they all work. The buratta is additional, but I highly recommend ordering it. I don’t think I would have enjoyed this dish half as much sans the buratta!