On a recent adventure to San Francisco, it was just a coincidence that Alex Le (Co-Owner and GM of The Pig & the Lady) was visiting SF too. I was stoked beyond belief that we were staying in the same city at the same time (our first night in) he invited me to dinner. He along with Chef Todd met me at The Progress in Fillmore, located next to (sister restaurant) State Bird Provisions... I was in for a treat. Noted as one of the hottest new restaurants in SF, The Progress has a near perfect rating on Trip Adviser, Open Table and Zagat. Don't forget about its Michelin star awarded for it's "sophisticated energy and clever cocktails and numerous James Beard Awards." In the end, this was the best meal I had in the City By The Bay and I am glad I get to share it with you.
By the way, "sharing" is the thing right now. Sharable, family-style meals, New American cuisine, seasonal dishes, artfully crafted and with progressive flavors. Each dish that made its way to the table was a beautiful piece of artwork with bold colors, unique textiles, contrasting flavors and textures. Much of the food scene is inspired by rustic wood table tops, rich brick walls, new America meets modern cuisine with a twist on comfort foods.
Caviar on Potato Cloud
And.. the State Bird Peanut Milk is a MUST HAVE!
Reservations are highly suggested: The Progress SF
1525 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115