What a goofy picture of me! We went to "La Folie" in San Francisco for Valentine's day. We tried super hard to get a reservation at Chez Panisse, but failed. Of course on Valentine's day, it is always difficult to get a good reservation at the right time. Our dinner at La Folie was at 5:00pm. Nerdy with a capital N! We had a good time though, and the food was good. You have to click on the link and check out the room that we sat in. When you go to the site, click on "private room." Who ever decorated that room, needs some tips on modern day decor. Very odd and kinda mardi gras.
We both ordered the same thing, which was squab, and quail that was wrapped in potato strings. That is how they described it. We also added shaved truffle that came from Perigord France. I loved the little basket they made out of potatoes with a little quail egg in it.
All the black you see is shaved truffle, which by the way, you had to pay extra for, but I've never had anything with shaved truffle, so we though, what the heck! It was good!!
The finale was this plate of desserts. A chocolate molten cake, a sorbet out of passion fruit, and the red drink was called "Love Potion." The potion was a bit too strong for me,I believe it had two or three different kinds of liqueurs in it, so I only took a couple of sips. The rest was pretty good.
When they returned with the check, the gave us each a beautifully wrapped box of chocolates, from a San Francisco chocolatier by the name of "Recchiuti." Very nice touch.
How did you spend your Valentine's day?