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Chef Suzette Gresham-Tognetti's beautifully prepared Italian cuisine at a San Francisco standout since 1989.
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Dining room at Acquerello, San Francisco, CA

Acquerello Restaurant Review

: Named for the watercolors that line the walls of this intimate former chapel, Acquerello offers cooking that is anything but delicate. Instead, come here for rich representations of Italy's finest dishes. Guests may choose a prix-fixe menu or splurge (wisely) on classic or seasonal tasting menus. If available, begin with the cauliflower budino, custard-like and subtly infused with sharp white cheddar and tender Brussels sprouts leaves, then move on to cuttlefish that's been butterflied, prepared sous vide, and later frozen so it can harden into "tagliatelle" outfitted with capers, chili flakes and lobster. Faced with the 2012 ban on foie gras, chef and co-owner (with Italian wine expert Giancarlo Paterlini) Suzette Gresham-Tognetti reinvents Acquerello's signature dish, the ridged pasta in foie gras and Marsala sauce, by manually adding duck fat to the duck livers --- the result is the same velvety decadence guests have enjoyed here for years. Tender medallions of venison served with vanilla panna cotta and huckleberry thrill with their balance of savory and sweet. Wine director Gianpaolo Paterlini's 500-bottle wine list features top-tier Italian bottles with a focus on Piemonte, as well as a number of premium California entries. For dessert, be adventurous and try the carrot panna cotta garnished with micro-celery, candied onions and white cheddar snow.

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best parmiggiano cheese souffle
by jill on Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:16 am
One of San Francisco's best restaurant.....I love it. The service was superb. Food is exceptionally presented & prepared. When I first walked into the restaurant, I wasn't very impressed with the decor,it's very simple. But when you enjoy the first dish you'll love this place!
I order a Budino di Parmiggiano, the best cheese souffle ever had before. Then I had the Medallion of veal with fennel potato gratin,
chanterelle mushrooms and truffled veal glaze. and my boy had the Lobster panzerotti in a spicy lobster brodo. For dessert we ordered the Strawberry meringue "sandwich" with almond cream and balsamic vinegar. The wine list is AMAZING and BIG. we enjoy a Barolo Francesco Rinaldi.
It is a MUST place to celebrate a special occasion. like we did! We will go back when we are back in San Francisco.
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