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sf and napa report (long)

socal boy | Oct 11, 200403:40 PM

Went for a long weekend and business meeting to Napa and San Francisco. Here is a review of the places I ate at with a few highlights and comments on each place.
First night, ate at La Folie. Highlights- seared foie gras stuffed in pan fried quail and a small salad on the side with a quail egg on top. Oxtail and duck consomme with foie gras flan, veges and duck meat. Actually all 4 courses were excellent. I love this place.
Second day- Lunch at Taylors Refresher at Ferry Building- Highlight- Garlic Fries. Snack at Sophies Crepes- Highlight-green tea ice cream, red bean paste and green tea paste crepe. Dinner was at Fifth Floor-Highlight- Lobster Cappecino-lobster and shrimp in a lobster cream sauce. La Folie was a lot better than this place.
Third day- Lunch at Scala's Bistro-H/L- Rigatoni with duck ragu and olives- very satisfying. Dinner at Gary Danko- H/L-Corn risotto with lobster and shrimp, the cheese cart. Don't remember the name of the cheeses, but still remember the smell. Stinky and tasty.
Napa Valley- Brix Restaurant- H/L- Crab wonton appetizer, fig,proscuitto and carmelized onion pizza, a perfectly cooked beef filet. Napa Valley Wine Train- Nice scenic ride, food was ok.
As far as the big 3 in San Francisco, I liked La Folie the best with Gary Danko being a really close second and Fifth Floor the trailer.

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