The Ferry Building, a New Friend, and some Random Stuff

One of the great places to eat has more than one place to eat.  The Ferry Building is the food court foodie dreams are made of filled with fresh bread, Italian meats, huge selections of cheeses, fresh seafood, and more.   So of course, making a stop there was a must.  The first necessity was some freshly shucked oysters.  It's just a great light way to start the day.  Next off was Boccalone to order a bit of Italian meats.  A plate of prosciutto and some other meats and we were off for some bread at Acme bread and some Gouda at Cowgirl Creamery.

The best part of a la carte foods at the Ferry building is being able to grab a table overlooking the ocean and the Bay Bridge.  It can be a bit annoying being surrounded by onlookers of both the human and aviary variety, but the view and the food make it completely

Wayfare Tavern

Chef Tyler Florence runs Wayfare Tavern in the Financial District of SF, so that was a necessary stop.  The meal started with a caesar salad that included some sardines and runny poached egg.  Each bite had a bit of rich saltiness with a touch of tang; this is how every salad should be balanced rather than just being drenched in dressing.  Next came the Kobe Tartare topped with an egg yolk and served with a side of a puff pastry topped with a pesto and cilantro sauce.  This is one of the best things I have ever eaten and nearly warranted an additional order.

The next two dishes of string beans and mushroom ravioli were good, but nothing to rave about.  The string beans were surprisingly good while the ravioli was a little too rich for my taste.  The coup de gras was the Poutine.  Each bite just melted in my mouth.  It reminded me of an amazing beef pot pie from my childhood and nearly brought tears to my eyes.  The fries just melded with the beef and sauce creating a perfect balance of salty and creamy.  The poutine and the kobe tartare are reason enough for me to return to SF.  The meal was finished off with some complimentary small bites of a coffee cake leaving me completely blown away.  The service was great, the atmosphere was relaxed, and Wayfare is just a great stop for some very good food.