Sunday, July 29, 2007

Brunch At Pres A Vi

What better way to start a Sunday morning than by having brunch at a restaurant with scrumptious food in a beautiful park setting? Pres A Vi, located in the Presidio, is based on the concept of presenting cuisine from a variety of international influences, including Spain, France, and Latin America. I decided to check out their brunch with a couple of friends who were in town for the weekend.

I started off with a lobster bisque, a blend of lobster, cream, and brandy presented in a shot glass. It was very creamy and smooth, although I thought it could have used a little more salt.

Lobster bisque shot ($4)

For my main dish, I ordered the rock shrimp cakes, which were served on top of brioche toast and smothered in chive hollandaise sauce. The shrimp cakes were exquisite, and the hollandaise sauce was buttery but not overwhelming. The dish came with country-style potatoes, an apple turnover, and fresh fruit.

Rock shrimp cakes, benedict chive hollandaise, and brioche toast ($14)

The restaurant also has pretty good coffee, which I consider a brunch must-have (if you're not going to have mimosas).

So if you're ever in the mood for a nice brunch in San Francisco, this just might make your morning.

Pres A Vi
One Letterman Drive
San Francisco, CA 94129
(415) 409-3000
www.presavi.com

6 comments:

Erica said...

Mmmmm. I can't wait to get out of the T-loin more next year! And Chapeau is definitely on my list of French places to try, yumyum.

test said...

i agree with erica, how much does it cost to have a sumptous breakfast

Helen U. said...

Ahhh, you're eating at all these places I've been raving about. =) First, Chapeau, now Pres a Vi. Hahaha. Well, I'm glad that I know now that the food at these places really is good, as my reliable taste tester can confirm.

Helen U. said...

Errr....raving about w/o having gone, I mean.

levesinha said...

meu amores

levesinha said...

adoro-te francisco

bj