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Brief review of Pesces (on Polk)

ryan | Oct 20, 200201:27 AM    

It was disapointing.

ok a little more:
Since my family was in town from NY, they wanted to end the trip with a test/taste of what SF does with its seafare. Pesces, on polk to be precise.

For 14$ I had halibut in wine, tomatoes, and basil broth: Remembering a similar sounding dish that i tried at Jean Georges over the summer (Halibut with basil foam) I ordered this. The only way this broth ended up exciting my taste buds was when I burned by toung on it.

For 10$ My mom had a spagheti with clams; never has the name of a dish been so accurate. When the waiter sprinkled ramano cheese ot top at request, the dish's list of ingrediants increased by half.

My dad had ciappano for 18$ maybee 6 clams, random bits of salmon, scallops, and a bland red broth that tasted eerily identical to my fish's broth. If Reduced by half and combined with my mom's spagheti and both dishes would be acceptable.

Affraid of what pesces would do with "Pear and Gorganzola" for dessert, we ordered the brownie.

Pesces is a postmodern imposter. Its dishes were designed only to sound good on a menu; and were assembled only to fulfill what procedure and ingrediants were promised. No chefs, just money and formulas. Id rather eat a food pill.

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