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[San Francisco 舊金山] Foreign Cinema

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Foreign Cinema

Add: 2534 Mission St, San Francisco, CA
Tel: +1 415-648-7600
Website: foreigncinema.com
Price: 70-90 USD/person
Visited: Jun 2018

Foreign Cinema is a true San Francisco institution. Since its opening in 1999, enthusiastic diners have kept it busy for twenty some years now, and the delicious dishes by couple owners Gayle Pirie and John Clark have never ceased to grace the pages of magazine recommendations and food reviews across town.

Foreign Cinema 自1999年開幕至今近20個年頭一直人氣不減, 由夫妻檔 Gayle Pirie 和 John Clark 用當地新鮮食材打造出的美味料理到現在都海經常出現在美食評論及推薦裡。聽當地的朋友說,“this is a true San Francisco institution.”

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Its most attractive feature, other than the food, is without a doubt the lovely courtyard. The white wall on the back is used as a projection screen for foreign movies* after dark, hence the name “Foreign Cinema”.

*Movies change approximately once a month.

Foreign Cinema 最特別的是它惬意的戶外庭院,後方的白色水泥牆在晚餐時段會投影出異國和獨立制片電影,非常浪漫,這也是他們的名字 “Foreign Cinema”(異國電影院)的由來。

*電影大約每個月更換一次。

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The interior is also gorgeous, with high ceilings, raw cement walls, floor-to-ceiling windows, a skylight for extra brightness, and just the right flowers. Subdued colors and elegant details here and there.

室內的空間也是個大寫的美:高挑的天花板、水泥牆面、玻璃落地窗、透光天井、自然不造作的花藝擺設…整體通透明亮,質樸的色調中流露出低調的華麗感。

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The dinner menu is an enticing selection divided into urban picnic, premieres, California features etc. At the recommendation of the waitress, we ordered 6-7 dishes to share amongst the three of us to share, and all were delicious:

我在晚餐時到訪,菜單相當豐富,分爲 urban picnic、premieres、California features 等部分。在服務員的推薦下和朋友們分享了6、7道菜,居然樣樣好吃:

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Plancha: Monterey Bay calamari, Oaxacan mole rojo, chickpeas, lime, aioli, totopos.

蒙特雷灣鱿魚,墨西哥混醬,鷹嘴豆,青檸,蛋黃醬,玉米餅。

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Pacific tuna seared rare with Persian spices, baby carrots, snap peas, cauliflower-Yukon hash, Valencia orange.

波斯香料鮪魚,小胡蘿蔔,豌豆,白花菜,橙子。

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Five spice duck breast, nectarines, jeweled couscous, roasted chicories, foie gras, pâté toast.

五香鴨胸,釉陶,庫斯庫斯,菊苣根,鴨肝,鴨肝醬吐司。

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Shaved porcini, fresh pulled mozzarella, summer truffle, mint, lemon, caviar.

牛肝菌薄片,新鮮馬蘇裏拉奶酪,夏季松露,薄荷,檸檬,魚子醬。

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Japanese ricotta cottoncake, blueberry compote, honey whey, basil, white chocolate.

日式瑞可塔芝士蛋糕,藍莓醬,蜂蜜乳清,羅勒,白巧克力。

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Coconut tres leches cake, dulce mousse, strawberries, toasted coconut(椰子 tres leches 蛋糕,焦糖慕斯,草莓,烤椰子)。

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Valrhona chocolate pot de creme, palmier.

法芙娜巧克力慕斯,蝴蝶酥。

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As the sky turns dark, the outdoor movie begins. I doubt anyone’s really paying attention to the film as most we were all caught up in the dining and socializing, but ambience created by the film is all that matters. Come try it one night and see if you fall in love.

(I’ve also heard great things about brunch here, will be back to try.)

隨著天色漸暗,室外放起了電影。其實大家顧著吃飯和聊天,很少人會認真觀看,但在昏黃燈光下播放異國電影的浪漫氛圍本身已足夠。找個美麗的夏日夜晚,來感受一下吧?

(聽說這裡的早午餐也很棒,下次打算來試試。)

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June 25th, 2018 at 10:51 am