UVA on Haight
- sfeater May 12, 2008 10:07 AM
Thinking of trying it for wine and snacks this evening, as opposed to the regular CAV or Hotel Biron. Anyone have thoughts about stand out wine or antipasti?
We live around the corner and are very happy it's finally opened, have been there three times in the last 2 weeks. For wines try the lacrima di morro d'alba ($9.50 for the quarto) which is real interesting and surprising, and montepulciano d'abruzzo which is a bargain at $6 for the quarto.
For antipasti I'd try the antipasti platter which is a beautiful presentation and gives you some cheese, some verdure, some salumi and 3 interesting condiments for $17 but no bread, you have to ask for it and they'll bring it. And try the scallop crudo cured on red salt which is really interesting and different.
Friends and I had a memorable meal here the other night - the cheeses and meats were amazing, which I expected. But what I didn't expect were the creative wine-based cocktails! They only have 4 or 5 on the list, and I only tasted 2. But they were so interesting!
One was a miele frizzanto (I'm probably not spelling it right), featuring prosecco and orange bitters and other exotic things I can't remember. The drink was fragrant and downright sexy. A friend had a cocktail made with green tea-infused vermouth, which was refreshing yet had a lot of depth. I think there was a sort of twist on a Lilllet blanc, too.
At any rate, I don't remember reading about these and they are really special - something someone who loves to explore wine would really appreciate. So I wanted to post about it.
I'm a big fan of the Hamachi Crudo with Vanilla Sea Salt. In fact, just thinking of this means I'll have to go there next week.