Our amuse was a beet tartar with macadamia nut cheese, an orange mustardo and endive spears for scooping. I will be trying to recreate this at home, and probably not doing it justice at all. For what appears to be a simple dish is actually so infused with nuanced flavors that it kind of blows my mind.
Next up was this soul-warming cauliflower soup. The chili oil drizzled on top had a hint of cardamom and the fried shiso leaf added a nice textural dissonance. Beautiful stuff.
I am a sucker for anything in phyllo dough, and this brik pastry full of squash and greens and other incredible magic was simply divine. Refined, yet homey, I really felt the love in this dish... and that is, after all, the point on Valentine's Day, right? Well, that and CHOCOLATE:
Have a great post-valentine's weekend, everyone, and stay tuned for more Bay Area eats soon!