Sons & Daughters

Sons and Daughters
Something wonderful happens in this quaint 28-seat restaurant in San Francisco's Nob Hill neighborhood. Helmed by Chef and owner Teague Moriarty, Sons & Daughters serves a 9-course dinner, featuring the best of in-season meat and produce. A welcome pour of their house Cava is quickly followed up with a flurry of amuse bouche, starters, 3 bread courses, multiple palate cleansers, the mains, more palate cleaners, and finally dessert.
sons and daughters
Sons and Daughters
Mezcal Marinated Oysters, Sea Beans, Coconut Cream, Potato
Sons and Daughters
Sons and Daughters
Bell Pepper and Almond Soup, Ham, Brioche
Sons and Daughters
Yuzu Compressed Avocado, Pistachios, Matt's Pluberries, Marigold
sons and daughters
Foie Gras Terrine, Huckleberries, Poached Golden Beets
This is what foie dreams are made of. The foie gras was rich and layered with complexity. The huckleberry compote was tart. And the beets were sweet yet delicately subtle. Together, they sang. I paired this with the brioche from the previous course, to act as the vessel for the foie, but only to realize that something this beautiful should be eaten on its own.
IPA Beer Ice Cream, Lemon Curd
This bitter beer-kissed ice cream, nestled atop lemon curd and a crumble, signaled the transition from the starters to the mains.
Caviar, Crispy Chicken Skin, Garlic Aioli
Steamed Rock Cod, Melon, Turmeric Crema, Trout Roe
This plate of silky smooth cod, cooked to perfection, and paired with spiced honeydew was an unconventional match made in heaven.
Pretzel Roll
Roasted Ribeye, Hierloom beans, Green Tomatoes
Cheese Course, Tomato Leather
Watermelon Sorbet with Espelette, Strawberry Soup
Sweet Summer Corn, Blueberry Sorbet, Poppyseed Cake
Sons and Daughters
Sweet Summer Corn, Blueberry Sorbet, Poppyseed Cake
Croissants and Caviar's TL;DR:
Everything at Sons & Daughters was wonderful and refreshing. The pour of the house Cava to start the meal is a welcome and thoughtful touch. The dishes are inventive. Beer ice cream with lemon curd? Fish with honeydew? Corn and blueberry? Each plate tests the boundaries of flavor pairings, but Moriarty's restraint in balancing these flavors and flawless execution makes the experience exciting and delightful. This is one neighborhood gem that definitely needs to be revisited.

708 Bush Street,
San Francisco, CA 94108

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