This review is from almost a year ago, but the experience is still so fresh and perfect in my mind that I thought I’d share it here.
One word comes to mind when I think of Acquerello… WOW
The atmosphere, presentation, service, and food were all spectacular. Though this was my first fine dining experience in SF, it will not be my last, and certainly will not be forgotten.
My date and I both opted for 4 courses, Here’s just a quick rundown of what we had:
Wine – an excellent Italian Sangiovese suggested by the Sommelier. It truly complimented every dish and we savored every last drop.
First Course – Roasted peppers stuffed with tuna, Piemontese style. This was beautifully presented, full of color, and bursting with flavor. We both enjoyed this dish immensely.
Second Course – I opted for the Ridged pasta with foie gras, scented with black truffles and Marsala. Just a warning – this dish was very rich, but if you’re ok with that, then I would highly recommend it! My date opted for the Wild forest mushroom filled ravioli which were also to die for.
Third Course – I went for the Baked halibut over fregula with shellfish, peas, and saffron vinaigrette. Only one word can describe this dish… delicious! My date chose the Seared Meyer’s ranch New York steak – his review – the best steak he has EVER had.
For the fourth course I decided to go for the cheese plate while my date chose a fruit tart. We we’re both very pleased with our choices.
Finally, as a complimentary after dinner treat we were brought house made biscotti (I normally do not care for biscotti, but this was soooo good I asked to take some home!) and our choice of tea or coffee.
All in all this meal was simply perfect. I can’t wait until the next time I visit Acquerello.