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Brief rundown on Elisabeth Daniel, Fidi, SF

Limster | Oct 4, 200101:47 AM

Just had dinner at Elisabeth Daniel tonight. Exquisite, eloquent and elegant. Maybe a more detailed posting will follow (I'm too busy writing a thesis), but I just want to thank everyone who recommended the place to me.

Some of my favorites:

the crayfish panna cotta with sevruga caviar and sorrel coulis

the foie gras with roasted figs and lime

the mediterranean loup de mer (mackeral like fish) with lobster bordelaise and basil oil

the cracked wheat risotto (superb aroma and quite a revelation) with glazed trumpet mushrooms and red wine-sage sauce

the fork-tender veal tenderloin with haricort verts, braised endives and almonds, a wonderful taste and textural combination

a rich and deeply vanilla bean parfait with huckleberry sauce and figs (great combination of tang berry sauce with smooth rich parfait)

everything was at least very good, and quite a few dishes were amazing. Service was friendly, unsnooty but efficient and attentive.

I think the best tables in the house are the ones near the curtained windows in the front.

Overall it was a totally worthwhile dinner, even though it was expensive.

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