Thursday, November 22, 2007

Dinner at Ducca, San Francisco, CA

Alexis just got a job offer, so we went out to celebrate at Ducca, a place that's been on our list for a few months. It ended up being tastier than expected.

Venison Carpaccio with Carmelized Cauliflower, Apple and Pomegranate $13
Although the venison was a bit thicker than one would expect for a carpaccio, the flavors were delicious.

Salumi Patter with Pickled Veggies $14
The pickled veggies were the stronger component of this dish; they were delicious. The salumi was nice, but not special.

Pan Fried Quail with Chestnuts, and Brocollini in Balsamic Reduction $16
Although a little sweet, overall, this was a very tasty dish. The quail was cooked perfectly and the slices of nutty chestnut added a nice contrast to the bright flavors of the sauce.

Halibut Cheeks with Cuttlefish and Garbonzos $22
This was a very tasty dish, although the garbonzos didn't add much. The halibut cheeks were firm, almost like a scallop and were quite wonderful in the rich, tomato-based sauce.

Bucatini Pasta with Fresh Sardines and Caramelized Fennel $12
This half portion was just right. This dish was good, but was overpowered by the excessive fresh dill.

Tiramisu Semifredo $8
This deconstructed and fresh take on an Italian classic was good, but not amazing.

50 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Food: 2
Decor: 1
Service: 2

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