While at a restaurant in New York recently, I had a dish that used what appeared to be fresh (not dried) red peppercorns. They were small, bright red spheres and had a mild, but peppery fire for the taste. They were a beautiful way of adding a little heat and pepper flavor to a bite without seasoning the whole dish. Anyway, they might not even have been peppercorns but rather some kind of berry.
Does anyone here know what I'm talking about and, if so, where I might be able to find some in SF?