Located in the heart of the Financial District in San Francisco, Perbacco is one of the most popular spots for business lunches and the like. So when I was sent to SF on business, I of course used the opportunity to call up Evan to meet me for a power lunch. Suni also joined us, and the three of us had a nice time checking out the business lunch scene.
Don't be fooled - "lune" is just a fancy word for round ravioli. But it doesn't matter what shape it's in, butternut squash lune/ravioli in a butter sage sauce is so classic, so simple, and so good.
This gnocchi was made with ricotta instead of potato, which resulted in an extremely light and fluffy version of gnocchi. The wild mushrooms were fresh and woodsy, and the roasted onion gave the dish a nice hint of sweetness.
PAPPARDELLE / BRAISED SHORT RIB RAGU / GOLDEN CHANTERELLES / PARMIGIANO REGGIANO
Evan was nice enough to order the other dish I was eyeing, which consisted of tender short rib ragu over fresh pappardelle pasta. Hearty and satisfying, it was a perfect dish on a chilly fall day.
WARM CHOCOLATE SOUFFLÉ CAKE / HAZELNUT GELATO
We decided to splurge and order dessert, and of course went for the chocolate soufflé cake. The highlight of this particular version was the addition of the hazelnuts, which added a wonderful crunch and saltiness to the gooey chocolate. The hazelnut ice cream was a perfect complement to the rich layer of fudgy chocolate on top of the cake