I like to eat.
If you tell me you’re not fussed about eating… I don’t think that I could trust you as a human being. In fact, people who travel and budget on the food, I think they are seriously missing out on one of the most epic parts of travel. Hello, food is the way to the soul.
In my three days in San Francisco I did not have a single bad meal. That’s saying something. Some of my highlights are below:
To the regular passerby, Cioppino’s doesn’t look like anything special. Located on the massively busy Jefferson Street, it looks like it’s simply there to feed the masses of tourists. At this point, though, we were starving and decided to go for it. Frankly, it was quite a nice meal. Now, we didn’t go crazy with unique meals, but rather shared appetizers. The caprese salad was delightful, the bruschetta fresh with nicely toasted bread and the calamari was succulent. Not bad for somewhere we might have just ignored.
Look, we like our Italian food, what of it. At the Colosseo, we shared two pizzas: the Genovese (pesto, mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes) and the Bianca (which is oddly not on the online menu – prosciutto and parmesan). The Bianca was definitely the winner. The downfall of the restaurant is in the cheesy decor. It wasn’t so noticeable from outside, but once you’re in, and it’s too late, you are treated to statues of Roman Gods, a mural of the Colosseum and big screen t.v.’s playing football. However, I was more than happy to overlook this as I stuffed my face with pizza.
Around Mason Street and Chestnut Street is a hidden gem. Caffe Capriccio was the perfect breakfast destination. Whether you sit indoors or outside, the atmosphere is quaint with a decent menu to boot. I had the almond croissant and a kick ass latte. They did also serve eggs and fresh grilled breakfast sandwiches (which smelled amazing!).
Pescatore – WINNER!
The hands-down best meal we had in San Francisco was at Pescatore on Mason Street. Oh my god. This is by far the best salmon I’ve ever had, and I’m from Canada! I had the King Salmon with zucchini risotto, handmade thin onion rings and basil oil. Oh. My. God. We were SILENT during dinner, savouring the meal. My Mom had the Capellini Pomodoro, which was also delightful, fresh and tasty.
Great food, phenomenal service (with handsome waiters), chic atmosphere and reasonable prices. Win, win, win!
Next week I’ll share some of the shopping, including food shopping, highlights of San Francisco.