Got out of a movie around 9:20 and ended up at The Wolf because they’re one of the few places on Piedmont open until 10 (Thurs.-Sat. only).
Octopus with butter beans and hummus ($16): great dish, though I had to watch out not to get too much of the salsa verde in one bite.
Beet salad ($9) with I think goat cheese. The not-very-acidic nectarines didn’t make much sense to me in that context.
Duck breast with a ragout of escarole, kohlrabi, duck confit, etc. ($32): great dish. I was worried that the sauce à l’orange would be sweet, but it was a savory demi-glace sort of thing. The peel was overpowering but I just picked it off.
Pork chop with parsnip puree ($32): perfectly cooked, another great dish.
Forgot to photograph the Langres with chipotle honey ($9), which was a surprisingly delicious combination. (I generally object to the American habit of not serving cheese plain.)
Drank a very nice Morgon ($38). Solid service. In terms of value for money, for me this is as good as it gets at the higher end of Berkeley-Oakland restaurants.