Rabbit in mustard grain sauce – Cafe Bastille

Rabbit in mustard grain sauce - Cafe Bastille
Lapin a la moutarde. Served with braised greens and rice. Three course dinner prix fixe $35
Cafe Bastille, San Francisco CA

They say that rabbit tastes like chicken, and with this dish I think it looks exactly like chicken too. I love the slightly gamey flavor of rabbit and most of the time it’s very tender. This rabbit dish was tasty and super hearty.

Yerba Buena Park
Yerba Buena Park.

Lapin facon Normande – Le P’tit Laurent

Lapin facon Normande - Le P'tit Laurent
Rabbit Normandy served with roasted potatoes and onions. $28
Le P’tit Laurent, San Francisco CA

Omg, I’m in love with this dish! The rabbit was so tender and the sauce was perfection. It had SO much flavor and depth that I couldn’t stop eating. I can’t wait for my Paris trip this summer to try the real deal!

Pink seaside daisy
Pink seaside daisy (Erigeron glaucus, Asteraceae), Ocean Beach, Great Highway.

Braised rabbit leg and saddle – Bar Agricole

Braised rabbit leg saddle Bar Agricole

Rabbit two ways – braised leg and a roasted saddle wrapped in pancetta.  Served with Jimmy Nardello peppers, Romano beans, and farro. $30
Bar Agricole, San Francisco

This dish was just OK for me. I thoroughly enjoyed the pancetta wrapped saddle – it was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing! However, the braised leg in combination with the sauce was SO salty! And that says a lot coming from me, a salt monger. I did love the Jimmy Nardellos – they looked great and tasted even better. I’ve recently noticed more restaurants using these lately, as well as shishito and padron peppers. I won’t complain because I love them all. The remainder of the plate was forgettable…