Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Foodbuzz Community Table 9.16.09 - Epic Roasthouse

Work and other commitments have kept me busy, but here are my very belated photos from last month's Foodbuzz Community Table at Epic Roasthouse in San Francisco, sponsored by Visa Signature. Thanks to Foodbuzz and Visa Signature for a fantastic meal!

One of the best things about Epic -- the view

Our private table

Yup, all that wine was for us!

Amuse bouche | Smoky ham hock in butter bean soup

First course | Organic iceberg salad - shaved radish, rustic garlic,
creamy gorgonzola cheese croutons

A very refreshing first course!

Entree | Wood fired rotisserie pork rack chop - asparagus flan,
roasted chanterelle mushrooms, smoky gingered ham hock sauce

The pork chop was cooked well, but could have used more flavor. But the asparagus flan was wonderful -- light and creamy with a hint of nutty asparagus flavor. Definitely my favorite part of the meal!

Duo of desserts | Crunchy bread pudding with fresh ricotta and peaches,
and chocolate banana cake with caramel sea salt ice cream

I wasn't impressed by the bread pudding, but I loved the chocolate banana cake. The saltiness of the ice cream was a great contrast to the chocolatey sweetness.

For my previous review of Epic Roasthouse, click here. 'Til next time!

Epic Roasthouse
369 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105


Alex said...

HAH! i can only imagine how many people pulled out cameras at this event. i like this place, though its very hit or miss. mike's friend is a manager there!

Cookie said...

We've been meaning to check this place out for a while now. Everything looks great!

foodhoe said...

I've walked around the property and agree that is one super view, poor palomino... anyways, looks like a good meal, always something good to balance the mediocre! sorry I missed it, hope we can hook up at the blogfest next week. I'll be looking for your nametag.

Anonymous said...

@foodhoe: Great! I'll be looking for you too!

Ravenous Couple said...

It was great to meet you at the FB conference...hope we can cross paths again!