Hi Everyone! This is my first time posting on this blog, or any blog for that matter, but I am excited to join in on this sharing of gastronomical info.
Last night, Eric and I dined at Pescheria - a lively and warm restaurant in the cute Noe Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. Although right when we walked in, Eric said "It smells like a port-a-poddy in here," we quickly adjusted to the aroma (I think it was just a bit seafoody, not as bad as a port-a-let though) and had a lovely dinner. The menu focused on seafood prepared in Californian/Italian style. We started with a heirloom tomato and burrata salad and then had bocconcini di tonno al limone - little cubes of lemon marinated ahi tuna and yellow and red Chioggo beets. Both our starters were excellent - although the burrata was not homemade, it had a nicely creamy consistency and you can't go wrong with tomatoes this time of year. The tuna and beets were a unique combination but paired well together and some toasted pinenuts added a subtly nutty flavor. For our main course, we had scallops with roasted corn risotto and a lemon vinaigrette. I'm a sucker for risotto and this did not disappoint; additionally, the scallops were huge and perfectly cooked - quite a treat since we love, but rarely cook, scallops for ourselves. We also had a side of fagiolini - skinny greens beans that must have been sauteed in beef broth or something because they were flavorful and delish. We had a few glasses of Barbera with dinner and were very satisfied at the end of the night.
For those who live in SF and want to venture out to Noe Valley for an evening, I'd recommend this neighborhood spot. This restaurant is not to be confused with Pesce in Russian Hill; although both restaurants are similar, I think the quality and consistency of the food is better at Pescheria.
Here's the website - the outside of the restaurant is a bit misleading - it looks much cuter at night: