When life gets crazy and hectic sometimes you just need a night out with your friends. One benefit to living in the city is all the international and sometimes exotic dining options. I was joined at dinner by fellow San Francisco bloggers Justina of Just in a City and Zoha of Posh to Ganache. The ladies and I enjoyed an evening full of good food and wine at the Hillside Supper Club in Bernal Heights, San Francisco. As a first time visitor I immediately noticed the warm and cozy ambiance, especially with a good glass of wine in your hand. Hillside Supper Club is unique in that it specializes in all sorts of preparation of duck. You may be familiar with the more well known duck a l'orange and pâté but this was my first time trying exotic duck dishes like duck tongue and duck mousse.
I truly enjoyed expanding my repertoire in fine dinning with all the exotic duck samples (feeling fancy eh), but I also found that I loved their twist on the classics. The gravy and crispy baked bread in the chicken pot pie made it a crowd favorite with the crew. I have to admit that before this meal chicken pot pie reminded me of cheap frozen dinners. But this fine dining experienced has changed my opinion of this stable American comfort dish.
Finally we ended the night with a creamy and rich duck egg custard. One thing worth mentioning is we couldn't distinguish any difference between common chicken eggs and the duck eggs. So don't be too shy to give duck eggs a try, it's part of the whole duck themed experience!
If you're looking for a night out with fun food adventures and new flavors I would highly recommend the Hillside Supper Club. The restaurant and food is so cute and cozy, it's a feast for the eyes as well as the belly!
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We began our four course the meal with starters like steak tartar, seared scallops and duck liver mousse. Next we sampled a duck platter filled with delicate horderves such as an amuse-bouche, duck charcuterie, duck sugo, confit duck leg roulade and a creamy duck egg custard . As you can see we came with a big appetite and after we eagerly devoured those we dove into main courses of ricotta ravioli, duck leg confit, and the classic chicken pot pie.
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