We were fortunate to recently dine at one of the consistently best restaurants in San Francisco, Acquerello. Owner/chef Suzette Gresham and her highly skilled team have been delivering seasonal Italian fare for over twenty years, and have earned a two star Michelin rating.
This is ideal for a special occasion. The dining room was formerly a chapel. It has been transformed into a beautiful intimate setting much like a sophisticated club or retreat. It is known for its service, extensive 100 page Italian wine list and consistently inventive food.
The menu offers three, four or five course dinners that allow customers to select from a lengthy list of options. There are also many complementary surprises. Ours included a pre-dinner cocktail of fresh orange juice and sweet vermouth, followed by two amuse bites. Later extra sweet bites for our special occasion, and before we left, a box of almond biscotti freshly baked that day. That made coffee the next morning a special event.
We ordered the four course dinner and a bottle of white wine from Umbria.