The delight of Cotogna in SF remains on the tongue weeks later…
My friend and I had reserved the only spot available on a rainy Saturday at 4p which is a perfect time to enjoy a delicious meal in a rustic, Italian setting amidst multiple choices in San Francisco’s North Beach district. We shared each dish with a wine pairing suggested by the Sommelier. Our primi: the delicate Fava bean sformato & pecorino romano fonduta The dish brought a tasty thrill to my palate along with a sip of a lovely Italian white wine:
GRECO DI TUFO, VILLA RAIANO 2014
Region: Campania Grape: Greco
I tried a few sips from the glass of my dining companion, the wonderful Sicilian red:
ETNA ROSSO, BENANTI “ROSS DI VERZELLA” 2013
Region: Sicilia Grape: Nerello Mascalese & Cappucio
Next came the superbly delicious Bolognese followed by the Pesce Spade (Swordfish! MMMM). Each of us also preferred a Sardinian red with these:
CANNONAU DI SARDEGNA, GABBAS “LILLOVÉ” 2013
Region: Sardegna Grape: Cannonau
Aside: check out these romantic getaways to Sardinia.
Topping it off with a hazelnut gelato and a sip of Vietti Moscato, we left entranced and vowed to return.
I hear they cater office parties. Ha! I wish I could afford that on my teacher’s salary!
While in North Beach, don’t hesitate for a minute to stop at Urban Sidewalk. Fabulous clothing and accessories for women and men at very affordable prices hosted by Marcus, the fun and funny proprietor!