The Chef on the left reminded me of Oscar Pistorius!!
The butter was nice and I liked how they presented it.
The bread was a typical Epi warmed up.
A gift from the kitchen!!
Young Artichokes, Fig Leaf & Green Almonds
My husband and I had this and it was a nice dish with delicate Artichoke flavor and appreciated the crunch from the Almond.
Blue Cheese, Beech Mushrooms, Alliums & Rhubarb Must
My brother was not that impressed with this dish and it looked better than it tasted.
Asparagus from Delta, Douglas Fir & BBQ Pork Collar, Sour Herbs
My bother and I had this dish and I really liked the very fresh and grassy Asparagus and loved the Sour herbs. The BBQ pork Collar on the other hand was too rich and fatty for my taste but very flavorful.
Green Garlic, Octopus, Fermented Black Bean & Lovage
My husband had this dish and I took a small bite and it was OK. Not the best Octopus I have had.
St. Peter’s fish, Crab and Cabbage
This was a very simple dish. There was two small pieces of St. Peter’s or John Dory. One was overcooked and one was cooked just right. The two pieces were on the top of a steamed Cabbage leaf and once you opened the leaf you found a few sweet crab pieces.
Beef, Fava Beans, Avocado, Cress & Oregon Morels
My husband and brother had this dish with different degree of success. My brother’s Steak was fattier and was cooked longer than his choice of med-rare. The Steak itself was on the small side.
Rhubarb, Yogurt, Strawberry & Sorrel
This was my husband’s choice and a it was a very refreshing and Spring-y dessert. The Sorrel was a nice touch.
Meyer Lemon, Poppy Seed Roulade, Shaker Lemons
I really enjoyed this dessert specially the very tasty lemon drops that went very well with the Poppy Seed Roulade and candid Meyer Lemon.
Sweet Pea, Farmstead Butter, Mint & Bitter Chocolate
This was my bother’s choice so we could try all the desserts they offered. He didn’t like it at all. As soon as I saw this dessert I told him that this reminded me of the Fish Bowl dessert from the Red medicine years ago. I enjoyed the bitter chocolate and The Pea ice cream. Even though their menu listed mint as one of the components, I remember some sprouty looking things in there.
They were pretty good.
Knowing that AQ recently changed their menu format, I was kind of hesitant to pick this place as one of the two options for our dinner in SF. Even up to the last hour before our reservation time I checked Stone’s Throw and decided to stick to our reservation and hope for the best. They had their Spring décor up and it looked very nice. The lighting was on a dark side and my pictures turned OK. service was very professional and helpful and we were facing the kitchen. Overall the highlight was the dessert dishes we had.