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Weekend report Part I: Food from the Heart @ Ferry Bldg

brian j | Feb 13, 200612:52 PM

Started off the weekend by hitting the Food from the Heart Slow Food event at the Ferry Building on Friday evening. Had a few glasses of red wine (sorry don't remember which) that were ok for $5. The appetizers were mostly $2 per serving. It was nice to be able to drink wine and walk around in and outside of the Ferry building.

Started with a mushroom empanada from Mijita. Didn't realize it was going to mushroom filled. Thought it was just ok. The salsa on top was smokey, roasted good, though. I'm not a big mushroom eater, so...

Next grabbed some Beet & Saffron Whitefish Caviar from Tsar Nicoulai Caviar. It was served atop a heart shaped piece of toast with some crème fraiché. This was a tasty little morsel for $2. I could have eaten quite a few more of these.

Out the Door was serving some hoison glazed Niman Ranch riblets. These were two tickets, so $4. They were very bony and fatty, but the chunks of meat were tender and tasty, and the hoison sauce was sweet and savory. I thought I would've wanted a 2nd serving, but after eating didn't feel that it was worth it to wrestle with these little buggers again for the small amount of meat they provided.

Taylor's Refresher had mini pulled pork sammies for one ticket. Served on mini rolls with some cole slaw. This was good great little bite. Could have eaten another one or three of these, too, but wanted to try some other goodies.

Capay Organic Fruits & Vegetables was serving milk and white chocolate dipped organic strawberries, 2 for $2. I usually wait til the end of a meal to eat dessert, but my gf wanted and they were well executed and delicious.

Far West Fungi was selling pate plates with a sampling of pates, 4 per serving. I opted for 2 pork pate and 2 duck. Duck was rich & creamy, and the pork (made with Niman Ranch) was more chunky, I believe. Both were flavorful. I didn't realize they sold pate at Far West Fungi, and I might buy some here sometime.

I also saw that Cowgirl Creamery had chunks of Red Hawk (I think) on ACME walnut bread with honey. It looked appetizing, but I didn't get any just because I eat Cowgirl cheese and ACME bread all the time and I wanted to try all the other offerings.

I also had a little raspberry tart from the granola stand in the center of the building. The crust was made from granola. It was a sweet little treat.

More weekend report on the way...

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