Monday, November 30, 2009

Restaurant Review - Boulettes Larder

Continuing my San Francisco postings (I told you there would be quite a few) I am giving you my restaurant review for Boulettes Larder. Where to start?

Location: Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA

Decor: An open air restaurant. Walking in you pass by a table and bookshelf that display herbs, wheat, and other fine culinary cooking items. You can choose to sit at café tables in the hall just outside of the restaurant or sit at the "family table" which is a large table that sits about 12 people inside the establishment. Aside of the family table is the kitchen, literally. You can sit and watch the chefs prepare each meal with what appeared to be skillful perfection. The table runner down the family table was dolloped with seasonal pumpkins and squash.

Staff: The staff had to be one of the friendliest staff out there. Our server Teddy was amazing, knowledgeable, funny, easy going yet very attentive. My sister and I even got to exchange some conversation with a few of the chefs working at the time who were also so nice and humble about their amazing food.

Food: Can't get much better than this. (They believe in the Slow Food movement which also might explain why everything was so good as the food was in season and fresh.) My sister and I split the bl Vegetarian Salad (menu changes almost everyday) which consisted of arugula, delicata squash, quinoa, broccoli rabe, and a delicious dressing. I all but licked my plate. If I could have this everyday for lunch during the fall/winter I would. As if that was not enough I also got a dessert. My sister got a berry crumble of some kind which she absolutely loved, but I HAD to get the Almond Torte with poached quince and lemon cream. The flavors of this dessert were out of this world. Each item in-and-of-itself would have been amazing on its own but combined with was one of the best desserts I have ever eaten.

So can you guess that I loved this place? I would got back here every time I am in SF and recommend that you go to. Of course they offer tons of meat dishes as the name "Boulettes Larder" does translate to "Store room for little meatballs" for those of you who eat meat. :-)

Teddy, our server, is the one in the background of the beverage shot.

A picture of my delectable lunch.

Left: two of the chefs testing and glazing ham. (Woman on right is Amaryll Schwertner.)
Right: I think this might be one of the owner's dog. Very friendly.

I left you with the last thing I tasted wanted you to enjoy too.

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