Eat with Your Eyes

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in New | 1 comment


A week ago MP and I tore through the

streets of San Francisco wearing jackets and scarves.

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A cool 62 degrees powered our clicking heels to much-loved passageways, pillars, and cafes; blazing through yet to be explored arrondissements too, like The Mission.

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  Since a restaurant I had longed to dine was not open,

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MP selected Aster, a fledgling newbie showcasing utterly enchanting food as art.  I read about Chefs, Brett Cooper and Sean Ehland and their far-out scope of inspired small plates appearing from a tiny open kitchen composed like whimsical Japanese art flirting with clean space.

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After studying a concise four-course menu and selecting dissimilar enticements, an in-house parade began-- each beguiling dish of salad to spectacular and subtle sweets, upstaged one another.

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CUCUMBER blackberry, preserved meyer lemon, avocado, coriander

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POTATO-BLACK PEPPER DUMPLINGS maitake, brussels, yogurt

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FARRO VERDE padron, sungold tomato, vadouvan, kale, crottin

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CHOCOLATE GANACHE black caramel, cocoa nib


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DUCK LIVER MOUSSE sprouted grains, strawberry, fennel, sesame

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SWEETBREADS pickled summer squash, charred peppers, thyme

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MILK-FED LAMB pole & shelling beans, smoked eggplant, nepitella

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POACHED PLUOT cashew, lemon verbena


Now, you guess which tasting menu was mine… ♥

One Comment

  1. 9-30-2015

    Beautiful ideas & presentation!


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