Jardinière Restaurant - San Francisco
During the nearly ten years that I lived in San Francisco, I ate at a lot of very nice restaurants. As my friends know, my culinary tastes range from In-n-Out Burger to Providence (L.A.). But, my favorite restaurant in San Francisco was and still is Jardinière. The chef/owner Traci Des Jardins is a James Beard award winner and her French inspired California cuisine is hard to describe with words. The setting of the restaurant is wonderful and lends itself equally well for a business dinner, a get-together with friends, or a romantic special occasion. More important, I've never eaten there when Traci didn't send out a nice Amuse Bouche with her compliments to start the culinary adventure. If you live in SF or are headed there in the near future, do yourself a favor and make reservations at Jardinière. Enjoy!