Michelin-Starred Italian: Acquerello


How was your Thanksgiving? I spent a nice and relaxing week in a favorite city of mine, San Francisco. The personality, the active life, the hilly streets, the shoe department at the downtown SF Shopping Center and… the food. I had a nice night out at Acquerello in Nob Hill. It’s a classy, romantic, luxurious restaurant that serves incredible Italian cuisine. With Michelin Guide’s bias toward French restaurants in mind, Acquerello had to be out of this world to consistently receive a Michelin Star every year since the very first year San Francisco was visited by the Michelin critics.


Classic Tasting Menu

  • Chef’s surprises for the evening (it was savory profiterole and a mini arancini)
  • Delicate cauliflower budino, sharp white cheddar, broccoli, and brussel sprout leaves
  • Lobster panzerotti, in a spicy lobster brodo with ‘Diavolicchio’
  • Ridged pasta with ‘foie gras’, scented with black truffles and Marsala
  • Truffle-stuffed chicken breast, leek custard, potato gratin, and shaved cremini mushrooms
  • Amaretto-crusted ricotta cheesecake, candied citrus and saffron gelato
  • Blackberry Bavarian with black pepper meringue, compressed plums and rosemary gelato
  • Highlights: Setting was perfect, service was impeccable, and the sommelier will bring you the right wine.

It’s one of those starred restaurants that I would definitely visit again. It was just so worth it.

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