a friend and i met @BradFord here for dinner to check out the extremely hyped che fico. probably most known for getting gram’ed by the coop and the goop, and getting national attention from the nyt, wapo and bon appetit.
coppa, wsr felino salami
pear & lonza - k & j orchards shinko pears, saba
everything about this was great, the sweet saba and juicy pears complemented the salty cured meat perfectly.
tomatero farms early girl tomatoes - double 8 dairy mozzarella, demi-sec early girl tomatoes, lovage, marin roots mint
great umami from the tomatoes. delicous.
suppli - fried risotto, tomato, fontina
like a cheesy rice croquette, i could eat ten more of these.
grilled chopped duck liver - onion marmalatta, purple daikon, pickled pearl onion, roman matzo
nice and livery with chunks of liver.
pappardelle al ragu - bolognese, 48-month parmigiano reggiano
our favorite out of the pastas, really good.
garganelle - pancetta, dirty girl produce cranberry beans & pole beans
bigoli nero ai ricci di mare - fort bragg sea urchin, peperoncino, chives
mushroom, sausage, mozzarella, calabrian chili
no this isn’t what it looked like before being cooked. the mushrooms were so raw smurfs were still living inside them and the ̶c̶h̶a̶r̶r̶e̶d̶ ,nay, burned black crust will make lodge’s bread look under-cooked. a big fail on taste and composition, there was no way you could eat this without having the uncooked mushrooms just slide off your slice, which in hindsight probably would have tasted better. maybe @Bookwich would like it.
tierra vegetables farm creamy polenta, parmigiano reggiano
wood roasted potatoes, watercress salad, lamb drippings
unfortuantely, it didn’t live up to the hype on this visit, the starters were great, the pastas were fine to good but the pizza was a fail. but i would give it another shot just for the starters and maybe try some different pastas and the porchetta (which they were out of), but i would skip the pizza.
838 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94117