Dijon crusted braised pork cheeks – Fable

Dijon crusted braised pork cheeks - Fable
Lacinato kale, apple, crispy shallots, cider vinaigrette. $13
Fable, San Francisco CA

This isn’t what I expected, but I really loved this dish! When I read “braised pork cheeks” on the menu, I assumed it was going to be wet and saucy. These cheeks were probably braised first, them coated in mustard and bread crumbs and sauteed. They were delicious and the accompanying kale salad was the perfect match. Noms!

Grande Cuvee Brut - Fable

Sparkling wine, Grande Cuvee Brut, Torley, NV (Hungary), chardonnary, pinot noir, riesling. Glass $9
Clean and crisp, with a subtle almond and green apple flavor.

Spotted pink Pelargonium flowers
Spotted pink Pelargonium flowers (Geraniaceae), Castro.

Confit pork cheeks – Social Wine Bar

Confit pork cheeks - Social Wine Bar
Smoked pecans, mushrooms, polenta, blackberry jus. $15
Social Wine Bar, Charleston SC

Mmm, this was a very tasty dish! The pork cheeks were super tender and flavorful and I enjoyed all the different components on the plate. The sweet blackberry jus tasted great with the hearty protein, and the pecans added some crunch against the creamy polenta. I also loved the presentation!

Strings of lights, Mad River Bar
Strings of lights, Mad River Bar. Perhaps I had too much to drink and my vision had become blurry, hehe! 🙂