Angler – San Francisco

🇺🇸 | San Francisco | 12.9.2018

Angler is a sea-life focused restaurant with views of the expansive wood burning hearth as well of the San Francisco Bay from Chef Joshua Skenes and Saison Hospitality located on the Embarcadero waterfront.

Working with a small group of fishermen, ranchers, farmers, and gatherers, they are able to find the highest quality products and serve them at the very peak of their taste.

Come for the great seafood selections but fall in love for anything simply roasted over the embers. Radicchio and beets were standouts and one of the best chickens I have eaten this year came from this wood-fire.

Welcome to Angler

📍ANGLER @anglersanfrancisco

In Situ * – San Francisco

🇺🇸 | San Francisco | 12.10.2018

As an exhibition restaurant at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, In Situ brings together a revolving collection of culinary influencers, innovators, and icons to make their contributions accessible for greater public engagement. This collaborative project reimagines the traditional model of a restaurant to offer a unique cultural experience within the museum.

Welcome to In Situ.

📍IN SITU @insitu_sfmoma

⭐️@michelinguide 1 star

💯@oadtop100 # 32

Somni

Pictures of my dinner at Somni on 4/10/18.The new 10 seat chef counter in LA by chef Jose Andres and Aitor Zabala. One of the most beautiful food you will see this year.

Somni, new Jose Andres chef counter in LA
Somni, means ‘Dream’ in Catalan
Hojita cocktail with mezcal and passion fruit
marcona almond shell with liquid center
the foie gras that wanted to be corn
beautiful meringues florets made of apple and beet
a classic spanish tapa. Pan tomate y jamon. Meringue bread, with tomato and ham
caviar & truffle
‘spot prawn and that’s it’, simple dish showcasing a great quality of product
live scallops
potato ‘croissant’ and suquet
pigtail curry bun
hibiscus margarita
kohlrabi and snap peas with mint and truffle
egg, sea urchin, truffle and cheese
ham with alubia beans spheres
pekin chili crab ‘taco’
A5 beef
japanese A5 and bone marrow
nori empanada with sesame butter
‘snowflake’
‘vienetta’
matcha doughnut
rice pudding ‘mochi’
‘merienda’
Somni, LA

 

California – Saison ***

California – Manresa ***

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Manresa, Los Gatos, California
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A ‘Relais Chateaux’ property
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3 star michelin & 5 star Forbes
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‘fireplace’
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small four-seat bar, decent cocktails
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the dining room at the beginning of the night
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dining room bus during service

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‘The David’ cocktail
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‘petit fours’
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granola crisp
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red pepper and black olive
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chestnut truffle
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oyster, apple and caviar
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oyster apple and caviar
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farm egg and dandelion
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‘interesting pieces of silver’
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bread service with local butter
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Colle Stefano, Verdicchio di Materica 2015
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lightly smoked striped jack and brassicas
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lightly smoked striped jack and brassicas
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Mercy, Mercy… a Manresa/Sante Adairius Rustic Ales collaboration)
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Mercy, Mercy… a Manresa/Sante Adairius Rustic Ales collaboration)
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‘Into the Garden’, greens and bitters… one of the favorites because of all the flavor found on ‘simple’ greens
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‘Into the Garden’, greens and bitters
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Gunma Izumi ‘Chotoku’, Junmai Yamahai
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abalone and chicken consomme
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abalone and chicken consomme
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abalone and chicken consomme
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Chateau de Puligny-Mpntrachet, Puligny-Montrachet ‘Chalumeaux’ 2013
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cabbage royale, torn scallops and truffle
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cabbage royale, torn scallops and truffle
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Chandon de Briailles, Aloxe-Corton “Valoizieres’ 2013
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Chandon de Briailles, Aloxe-Corton “Valoizieres’ 2013
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wild mushroom, duneres crab, toasted levain soup
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wild mushroom, duneres crab, toasted levain soup
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wild mushroom, duneres crab, toasted levain soup
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Chambeyron-Manin, Cote-Rotie 2011
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Chambeyron-Manin, Cote-Rotie 2011
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wood pigeon, persimmon and walnuts
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wood pigeon, persimmon and walnuts
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Steven Kent, Lineage 2012
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grilled beef ‘au pioneer’ and pine mushroom rice
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grilled beef ‘au pioneer’ and pine mushroom rice
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pine mushroom rice
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‘napkin fold’
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yuzu and format blanc tart with sesame
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yuzu and format blanc tart with sesame
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yuzu and format blanc tart with sesame
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de Bartoli, Marsala ’10 year riserva’
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mont blanc, coffee, vanilla, milk chocolate, kuri squash, toasted milk
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mont blanc, coffee, vanilla, milk chocolate, kuri squash, toasted milk
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‘coffee service’
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‘macaroon service’
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‘petit fours’
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‘strawberry-chocolate’
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‘macarroons’
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‘macarroons’
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chocolate box
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chocolate box

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take home granola
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kitchen magic