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Tuesday, July 06, 2004

1550 Hyde, keeps getting better

Well, you know, I don't know if I could be objective about 1550 Hyde anymore. They know me by now, and treat me so well I feel like that dining room is my living room.

But if my opinion still matters to you, I just have to say that I like them more and more every time I go.

Tonight, Malik and I went there again for dinner. Malik had just returned from a month in Europe, and wanted some place uniquely San Francisco for his first dinner back home. I couldn't think of a better place than 1550 Hyde.

We had a marvelous tomato salad with Spanish anchovies to start, then the fried soft shell crab, which was as good as ever. For dinner, we shared a pasta with duck sugo, fantasticly flavorful and rich, and a very good braised rabbit afterwards. For dessert, we had the yellow nectarice crisp, which, unlike the white peach version I had the other day, this was wonderful. Even Mailk, who's normally not a fan of crisp, liked it a lot.

I had a glass of Vouvray then a Burgundy with my dinner, lovely wines for very reasonable prices. Stanley, our very nice waiter, also poured us a lovely muscat to go with our dessert.

All in all, the meal was just so lovely I had to say something about it. Isn't it wonderful to have a place like this in my neighbourhood?


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