When SF Restaurant Week rolled around in January, my little Gary and I decided to check out a new restaurant for our very overdue catch up dinner. Unfortunately, restaurant week was during one of the very rainy weeks that the bay area has been experiencing (yuck). When I got off BART in the city, I sighed with relief because it wasn’t raining. As I walked towards Gary’s office, the wind started blowing like crazy and the rain poured down in every direction. Luckily, my rain coat kept my upper body dry. My pants were completely soaked by the time I met up with Gary. I had to use the restroom to use paper towel to dry off everything I owned!
Luckily, when we left his office, it was just sprinkling. (And when I say luckily, I meant Gary didn’t have to hear me complain the whole ride to the restaurant, hah.)
Located in the heart of the Mission, Blue Plate was opened by two friends in 1999. This restaurant serves American cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. The restaurant itself is small and cozy, and it’s definitely perfect for an intimate dinner. Not only was the ambiance great, the service here is top notch!
For restaurant week, Blue Plate offered a three course, fixed price dinner for $40. They also had a two course wine pairing for an additional $20.
House made lamb spam with hibiscus mustard, brussels sprouts, licorice, and grilled date. Although very unique, the spam was a little too salty for my taste.
Toasted farro and slow egg with porcini, parmesan, meyer lemon pistou, and grilled bread. This was probably my favorite dish of the night! The ingredients went well together, and the portions were perfect.
Dungeness crab and ricotta ravioli with brown butter, candied kumquat, green onion, and fried parsley root. Usually, when I think of ravioli, I think of a huge bowl of ravioli. I was a little surprised we only got three! However, the ravioli was pretty big in size. The fried parsley root was whatever, but the rest was bomb!
Fried chicken with creamed kale and smoked jalapeno buttermilk dressing. I’m not a huge fan of fried chicken, so Gary ate most of this. However, the meat inside really is quite juicy!
Butterscotch pudding with pecan brittle. The first bite was glorious, but the whole thing was just way too sweet. But any dessert with butterscotch usually is, right?
The famous key lime pie! It really was as good as everyone raves about. I can see why it was on the 7×7 must eat’s list!
Thankful to have a little that treats me out to such amazing dinners! 🙂