I go weak in the knees for good sauteed mushrooms, and have been eating them everywhere I go lately. It's such a simple thing, and I love to make them at home - but have really been enjoying having it at different restaruants.
In my mind, a sauteed mushroom dish is just that ... solely mushrooms, garlic, shallots, some herbs (I use sage at home) and a delicious broth perfect for bread - usually made by a mixture of butter and sherry.. A great bread right next to it is a definite bonus.
So, I decided to make a chowhound project out of it ... the "official sauteed mushroom report", if you will.
Here's the mushroom report so far. Where else should I go? Where is your favorite sauteed mushroom dish?
My number one favorite sauteed mushrooms at the moment are at TORAYA SUSHI (Fillmore at Bush) a variety of different mushrooms, including beautiful enoki, shitake, and button prepared with sake and butter. Heaven on earth. I have been *very* tempted to bring over a baguette from Boulangerie Bay Bread across the street, but I don't know how the sushi chefs would like that ... (hee hee).
TIMO'S. Button mushrooms, prepared with oil and garlic, as far as I can tell. Whole mushrooms in a dish. When this is good it's very good. However, Timo's tends to be hit and miss - and this dish is the same.
FLOWER MARKET CAFE. Tried these last night, and it was definitely the highlight of the meal. Shitake and button mushrooms - fresh and good. Prepared with butter and sherry. Fantastic sourdough bread to go along side.
LE CENTRAL (453 Bush). Had an afternoon glass of wine with a friend recently, and the delicious mushrooms here. Very garlicky. Button mushrooms if I remember correctly.
Would LOVE to hear any other places in this great search of mine ... will happily report back.