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Menu with the best burrata?

DebitNM Jan 3, 2011 02:39 PM

Had a great one at A16. Looking for ideas of restaurants that profer this silky, sinful treat.

2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123

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  1. kellylee RE: DebitNM Jan 3, 2011 03:51 PM

    Pizzaiolo in Oakland sometimes features burrata in their first course offerings. I had it last fall with tomatoes and grilled bread--so delicious.

    5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

    1. Absonot RE: DebitNM Jan 3, 2011 07:35 PM

      Beretta has a caponata with burrata appetizer, it's pretty good.

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        vulber RE: DebitNM Jan 3, 2011 08:01 PM

        had a good one at Rosso up in Santa Rosa

        1. Robert Lauriston RE: DebitNM Jan 4, 2011 07:25 AM

          It's hard to match A16 as they have it overnighted direct from the producer, Gioia, so that it's as fresh as possible (the key to quality in burrata).

          2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123

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            steve h. RE: Robert Lauriston Jan 5, 2011 03:18 PM

            Second A16.

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            rosiella1 RE: DebitNM Jan 4, 2011 11:09 AM

            Vicolleto in North Beach has absolutely the best, to die for burrata. Served so simply with good olive oil, arugula and cherry tomatoes, yet one bit feels so luxurious! I heard they import it straight from Puglia. Yum!!!

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              Kathleen M RE: DebitNM Jan 5, 2011 08:59 AM

              I haven't had it for a few months, so not absolutely sure it's still on the menu, but I had the most heavenly burrata with rustic bread, some baby arugula, and a quenelle of what they called "beet pesto" (which was simply pureed beets and olive oil) drizzled with just a little olive oil at Boon Eat+Drink in Guerneville. The combination was just simply perfect. I've had it twice, and both times the burrata was perfectly fresh.

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                LAMark RE: Kathleen M Jan 5, 2011 09:58 AM

                Had a good burrata appetizer at Pazzia. Served simply with olive oil, prosciutto, and arugula. Pizza there is pretty tasty too.

                Pazzia Restaurant
                337 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107

              2. DebitNM RE: DebitNM Jan 5, 2011 11:24 AM

                Thanks for the suggestions. I should have indicated that the restaurant has to be within public transportation of Union Sq - we won't have a car.

                1. twocents RE: DebitNM Jan 5, 2011 11:26 AM

                  I think most restaurants around here get it from Gioia, though the frequency of delivery matters as Robert pointed out. I have enjoyed the mushrooms+burrata app they have had a Wood Tavern recently, though I am not sure it is still on the menu.

                  Wood Tavern
                  6317 College Ave., Oakland, CA 94618

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                    tomatoaday RE: DebitNM Jan 5, 2011 12:10 PM

                    Perbacco is currently running a burrata appetizer with roasted squash and cavalo nero pesto, balsamic vinegar. I haven't had this incarnation but have had other presentations of the cheese there and they have been very good. Since I think of burrata more in the summer, I like the pairing with the seasonal flavors and would try it in a heart beat.

                    230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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                      casalbore spirit RE: tomatoaday Jan 6, 2011 11:47 AM

                      Boot and Shoe Service in Oakland has an excellent burrata with toast and maybe radishes,figs,beets and Olio Nuovo on it's menu every few days.Since freshness and newly made is the key,when tasting at Whole Foods,the CA Gioia brand won out over the from Italy brand for sweetness,creaminess and freshness.I got the Di Stephano burrata,wrapped in green ribbons(From So Cal,but Puglia style where burrata comes from)during the holidays at Cosentino's along with the antipasti,salumi and other Christmas dinner ingredients.The buratta was sublime!

                      Boot and Shoe Service
                      3308 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

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