8 Mission Street
(between Steuart St & The Embarcadero)
San Francisco, CA 94105
Last week, I was able to take advantage of the Dine About Town menu at Americano in San Francisco’s FiDi. It was $17.95 for a 2-course lunch meal. Not bad for 2 full-sized plates.
Americano is described as the cocktail hour meat market. Youâ€™d find males of the corporate stature walking around in suits holding their scotch or glass of wine. My company has hosted several events here on their patio and their food is pretty good.
So for the DAT menu, you can choose any 2 courses from their appetizer, entrÃ©e and dessert menu. I decided to go with an appetizer and an entrÃ©e.
For appetizers, they offer a potato leek soup with bacon and a mixed green salad, and for entrees, they offer butternut squash raviolis and a pork chop. After looking at the menu, I automatically knew I was going for the raviolis.
To balance out the heaviness of the meal, I opted for the salad rather than the soup, even though the soup wouldâ€™ve been my first choice.
Mixed Green Salad â€“ The mixed greens was tossed with a light balsamic vinaigrette, fresh goat cheese, beets and cherry tomatoes. The salad was very refreshing and I loved the chunks of creamy goat cheese throughout the salad. I had some left over, so I smeared the cheese on the crusty bread that was served with the salad.
Butternut Squash Raviolis w/Brown Butter and Sage – This was soooo good. The sweet and smooth butternut squash puree is sandwiched between two pieces of al dente pasta sheets. The raviolis are submerged in creamy rich brown butter.
I’m glad Americano was featured in Dine About Town. I probably wouldn’t have tried it if it wasn’t for the deal.