Thursday, July 22, 2010

black gold

Today my parents and my littlest (and tallest) brother came into town.  To celebrate their arrival, we all went to a restaurant in San Francisco called Capannina for dinner (including my brother that lives in SF).   The specials of the day all involved black truffles.  They brought one over for us to look at and smell.  I had never seen one before.  It was presented on what looked like a cupcake stand.
A black truffle
Given that it was the special, I ordered the pasta carbonara with sliced truffle.  I am pretty sure that this is the first time I have ever had a truffle sliced on food (I have seen truffle oil before).
Truffle pasta
I know that this isn't the most appealing photo - but it was good.  The dish had a lot of flavor and it was really fun to try something new.  The ambiance for this restaurant was even better than the food.  Great waiter, lighting, service, wine - everything.  Seems like a very sweet little neighborhood Italian place that would be good for a date.

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