Thanks to your input I did have a few memorable dining experiences while in your fair city. Yank Sing for dim sum was just fabulous. Some of the highlights included pea shoot dumplings, stuffed mushrooms, Peking duck, scallion pancake and maybe the best shrimp toast I've ever tasted.
Last night in SF had dinner at Boulevard. Lovely room/location. Great drinks and the dinner was just about perfect. I started with the fois gras. It was served with fresh thinly sliced figs on phyllo (or it could have been puff). Followed that wonder with the rack of lamb--perfectly done medium rare served with roast vegetables--eggplant, baby artichokes, fava beans,zucchini. Lovely touch was the herb bouquet garni of sage, rosemary and thyme. A drizzle of basil oil--just a hint--topped it off. My companion began with pan seared scallops and went on to the wood oven roasted loin pork chop. Crisp on the outside juicy and favorful inside. We passed on dessert--just couldn't. By the way, had a half bottle of a St Estephe which went very well with both our selections. A truly fine meal in one of my favorite cities.
I should also mention (because it's worth it!) the roast chicken at Zuni. Succulent inside and burnished skin outside. Even shared it with our dining out alone neighbor who, when ordering, realized she couldn't eat a chicken for two. She was forever grateful and we made a new friend! Kudos to a restaurant that can create that kind of friendly atmosphere.
Thanks, chowhounds. If I can ever return the favor do not hesitate (I'm in Bklyn, NY)
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