Since we went to Frances last year, I’ve been dying to return. I attempted to go in January but couldn’t secure bookings (it was 3 weeks out– plus the first offered had been 8 weeks later) however tried to walk-in plus it ended up being more than an hour or so wait for the club. Frances is definitely a top restaurant.** Which means this trip we made certain we had a reservation. Because it turned out it had been nearly the 1-year anniversary of my first dinner truth be told there. Let’s hear a collective “awww.”
We started our dinner with several carafes of wine. Frances charges because of the ounce for home wine ($1/ounce). A carafe would operate you about $8. It’s a crazy package and I also haven’t come across any such thing enjoy it somewhere else. We in addition bought a couple of the bouchees; the panisse frites together with bacon beignets straight away. Since I’d Frances’ panisse frites, I’ve been ruined for anybody else’s. I’ve had some at various other restaurants that seem way too hefty or were over zealous in their portions. The dainty, airy panisse frites at Frances are perfect.
A trick from the selection item would be the fried chicken wings. Since Frances breaks down their very own chickens, they generate deep-fried chicken wings for guests when you look at the recognize. Really great taste, non-greasy and scarcely needed the dipping sauce.
Frances also sent out their particular fried squash blossoms and albondigas. My table moved crazy for albondigas. Really nice taste and everybody was in such good state of mind.
After that we bought appetizers. Yeah, I know…THEN WE ORDERED APPETIZERS. My just protection was I became on vacation and also at certainly one of my fave SF restaurants. I got the lovely corn soup which I swear was even better than this past year. Loved the lime-scented sea-salt on it. We also shared the deep-fried green tomatoes. The Dapper Diner bought another secret off-the-menu item- the chicken liver mousse. Carina had the trottoloni pasta. We liked this spaghetti! These types of a great form.
Throughout the evening we saw plates of pork whizzing by. The pork cut had been plated looking at its part. It had been irresistible and I also had to order it. Within my haste to try to rapidly take photos of everything and so I could begin eating, We forgot to just take a picture of it. However, the good news is The Dapper Diner took several photos. Pictured above may be the chicken chop. They provided us such massive chops (24 ozs!) which they couldn’t plate all of them standing up. I believe we also got an entire grilled peach each along side polenta! He ate everything, I tried my best.
The salmon while the steak had been pretty awesome contenders for great meals but chicken reigned supreme this evening. I truly liked the mushrooms within the salmon meal as well as the steak had been cooked perfectly.
We probably didn’t require the sides exactly what the hell, we were purchasing almost the entire menu anyway. Loved them both but I preferred the squash. It’s these types of a vintage meal with basil, tomato and roasted garlic.
I must turn-in my foodie card. I didn’t desire dessert next huge meal. However the others did and I had a couple of bites. The boozy affogato would the way to go basically needed to pick a dessert although I really love spice desserts together with lumberjack cake ended up being great. For folks who desire easy desserts, you can’t fail aided by the panna cotta.
Frances, until we meet again! Perhaps it’ll be a yearly thing.
** oh yeah, it absolutely was SF Chefs week and there is a well-respected chef ensconced on part window dining table along with his team. We tried not to ogle. Really, we attempted.