The swank food-centric magazine Bon Appetit has announced its Top 10 list of best new restaurants in the U.S.
Coming in at No. 2 is Saison in San Francisco, the only California entry. Menu-wise, theres only one choice -- the 18-course prix-fixe dinner for $248. The wine pairing is another $148. Thats per person, not per family reunion.
Recent dinners have included sesame-seed soufflé, smoked caviar-topped corn pudding, gold leaf-topped Parmesan custard, abalone liver stew (what do they do with the good part?), wood pigeon, dry-aged duck and sablefish poached in seawater.
Saison is at 178 Townsend St.; (415) 828-7990, www.saisonsf.com.
For the complete list, go to www.bonappetit.com and scroll down to the Hot headline.
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