Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Luce - San Francisco

We were staying at the Intercontinental on Howard Street in San Fran and in our hotel was the 1 Michelin Star Restaurant - Luce. Capitalising on the opportunity to dine here, we opted for a hearty breakfast. Whilst not too many people were in the restaurant at the time we were here, the atmosphere was almost nice and quiet - almost - because the waiters were relatively rowdy and were mucking around the whole time we were there.

Scanning through the menu, it was a pretty tough choice but ultimately, my hubby chose the Niman Ranch short rib hash. The pork short rib came with 2 superly well cooked organic poached egg in a hearty stew with root vegetable cubes and weiser farm fingerling potatoes. It was really tasty - the meat was fall-off-your-fork tenderness, the root veges were a good mix of mushiness and crunchiness, and the egg was perfect runniness.

Niman Ranch short rib hash

I couldn't resist but to order my usual - eggs benedict. Lightly toasted muffins topped with a generous stack of smoked salmon, spinach and yet another duo of perfectly cooked poached eggs. Light and creamy hollandaise sat in a little pot on the side and a generous portion of cucumber and fennel salad with farm fingerling potatoes complemented the dish. Really really delicious. Yet, it gave off a fresh, clean taste - not oily or dense or anything like that at all!

smoked salmon benedict

The food and the decor in this place is a must. Crazily deliciousness - I could have breakfast here like every morning!

Food - 9.5/10
Service - 6/10
Ambiance - 8/10
Value for money - 7.5/10
Overall - 31/40

888 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103, United States
Tel: (415) 616-6566

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