|Monday, July 13, 2009
We were downward facing dogs when we discovered Il Cane Rosso’s:
... opening was delayed until tomorrow so we zipped over to Zinnia only to find that they do not pedal their plates on Mondays:
... so we decided to roll over to Flour + Water:
... and as luck would have it, we ran into some friends.
A plucky fried squash blossom ($10.00) stuffed with ricotta had a crisp, hot crust but the cheese was cold in the center. Early girl tomatoes and crunchy kernels of sweet, white corn added a fresh foundation to a seasonal salad.
M. reccoed the lamb tongue salad ($11.00):
... which was tottering with warm spuds and licked by whole grain mustard. A perfectly poached egg sauced this tender bleat meat budding with taste.
The Margherita ($12.00):
... and the ricotta, squash and peppery arugula strewn Biancoverde ($16.00 + $2.00 for egg on its face):
... were good blistered pies with chewy crusts but the standout dish was the cappeletti ($16.00):
... which M. had enjoyed previously and highly endorsed. Our hats were off to these pasta packets with corn and crescenza cheese finished with a little butter and parsley while the maltagliati ($14.00):
... didn’t tag team with its preceeding corntender. The giblets and favas were good, but the pasta was a little stiffer than I prefer and the brown butter didn’t draw all the elements together.
Although I am bonzo about chickpeas, ($5.00):
... these fresh beans cooked with prosciutto were only okay. There wasn’t enough ham to add meaty muscle and the wood oven’s influence wasn’t as aggressive as I had hoped.
A wonderful piece of halibut ($21.00):
... was mindfully cooked to a moist-middled maturity and served with eggplant puree, chard, tapenade and little surgical spears of delicate asparagus.
Maldon salt studded a chocolate budino ($7.00):
... with a whipped coffee-caramel cream. The saline segments made this dessert shine.
A pistachio punctuated honey semifreddo with basil granita, poached cherries and biscotti crumble ($7.00):
... was a nice whipped cream nut loaf accented with fruit to compete our impromptu get together.
The decor is well thought out with lots of wood and a cool mural on the back wall:
We particularly enjoyed their water cabinet of curiosities in the unisex bathroom:
Little nits aside, we would definitely spin back to this friendly hub of carbo contentment.
Flour + Water
2401 Harrison St.
San Francisco, CA
From today’s Bunrab email Morton screams:
Wanted to give you the heads up that Sketch will be closing for good on July 26. Get the goods while you still can. Details on their blog.
We were sorry to hear that they are closing their doors but also happy for their good news and that they will still be offering their goods online.
Thanks for the heads up on their cone-dition.