Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring Eve Menu at Canteen, San Francisco, CA

Canteen was holding one of its special, seasonal prix fixe menus and we were happy to get a reservation. The prix fixe was $60 per person and was 5 courses. The theme of this menu was "Spring Eve" and overall, it was delicious. We had previously only eaten brunch at Canteen and were happy to find that dinner is just as good, if not better.

Buttery, Biscuity Dinner Roll
This was served warm and was light, flaky and wonderfully homey.

"Lobster and Leeks"
This dish was comprised of a lobster panna cotta, lobster salad and leek puree. This dish was served room temperature, which surprised us, but was very, very good. The lobster salad component, in particular, was perfect.

Polenta Soup with Poussin and Yellowfoot Mushrooms
This was probably our least favorite dish of the night, but it was still not bad. The soup itself was rather thin and milky and sort of reminded Alexis of a soup that you would eat when sick and trying to recover. The chicken was very tender, but it was sort of strange because you had to cut it with a knife and fork. We used 3 utensils to eat the soup.

Halibut with Ham Hocks and Spring Veggies
The halibut was perfectly cooked and the layer of ham hocks was a very interesting preparation. The asparagus were super tender. This dish was very evocative of spring for us.

Lamb Tenderloin with Lamb Meatballs, Pea Puree, Pea Sprouts and Carrots
All of the components of this dish were tasty, but they didn't really make a coherent dish. The tenderloin was very tender. The meatballs were slightly sweet, kind of like Asian meatballs. The pea puree was interesting and flavorful.

Strawberry Shortcake
This was the best dessert that we have had in a long time. In fact, this was the second dessert that Giao has finished in the entire time we have known each other. The shortcake was light and airy, the strawberries were ripe and plentiful and the silky whipped cream held everything together.

Food: 2
Decor: 2
Service: 1

817 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94109

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