• quick bites: masa’s in san francisco

    December 28th, 2010quarrygirlbay area, more restaurants (not LA), san francisco

    today’s quick bite comes to us from greg kanimian who recently visited fancy pants restaurant masa’s in san francisco. this isn’t a vegan restaurant by any means, but the chef accepted the challenge of making greg a 4 course animal-free dinner, and apparently it was awesome. here goes:

    I don’t remember exactly what each course was since I didn’t have a menu to read off of. I was just told what I was eating as it was given to me.

    First (pictured above) was an endive salad with chicory and a lemon vinaigrette.

    Second was some mixed veggies with potatoes. No idea how they browned the brussel sprouts or made the mashed potatoes so creamy..but they assured me it was vegan.

    Third was some dish with farro, grilled pumpkin squash, and other mysterious things that were delicious.

    Fourth was a trio of sorbets..Kiwi, Quince, and a third one I can’t remember.

    Before the meal I got some small dishes that were equally amazing and after I got some lollipops and jellies that are vegan.

    One of the waiters asked me how it was so he could tell the sous chef cause he was apparently working all afternoon on the ‘challenge’ of making my food. It was seriously incredible. Great to see what a talented chef was able to make with a limited list of ingredients.

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  • Limited list of ingredients? Why would you say that and propagate that stereo-type?

  • Gauri Radha गौरी राधा

    The dessert looks good, haven’t had sorbet in a while.

  • This looks incredible! As vegans, we don’t get to do the fancy restaurant thing as much as meat-eaters do. And that’s not fair! Great review.

  • Not saying that flavors and ideas for dishes are limited.

    What I mean is that, as vegans, we technically are limiting ourselves to food without meat and dairy. And it was great to experience such a unique and well crafted meal at a restaurant that throws butter and foie gras into almost everything.

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