joined a visiting chef friend for the last leg of her day-long san francisco eating tour, and while i was jealous to have missed a day’s worth of sf must-try bites i was glad to be in much less of a food coma!
started at the recently opened wo hing general store for cocktails which were pretty good. the dry sherry punch, with gin, manzanilla sherry, orgeat, cointreau, lemon, and cucumber was light and refreshing. i also peaked at the menu and couldn’t resist trying the shanghai dumplings (they are one of my favorite things in life after all.)
from there we made a quick stop at locanda for cocktails and a bite. as always i couldn’t resist the nonna del diavolo and jewish style artichoke. for pasta we had the casarecce – trotter sugo, green tomatoes, parmigiano. i still have no complaints.
our main stop of the night was flour + water, where we were joined by a few local cooks, drank some wine and tried literally half the menu. the absolute standout dish for me was the celery root tortelli with lobster mushrooms. the celery flavor was rich yet subtle and the mushrooms added the perfect texture to create balance in the dish. it was, overall, a delicious meal, and the perks of dining with chefs really can’t be beat!