"This should be put in a frame and hung on the wall," said our table mate Jo. The food really did look like pieces of fine art. Chef Keven Wilson has an eye for color. He said he even has a painting in his home that he made using spoons as the brushes. A true chef-artist! We were all gathered around a kitchen counter in a large Victorian in the Mission for a Sunday evening five-course tasting menu that used local, fresh ingredients.
Each course brought together a balance of wonderful textures (think crunchy hazelnut and soft pork belly, ending with smooth chocolate milk) and a wild variety of flavors (horseradish, sea urchin, even squab). Although there were other tables around the building, our kitchen counter was the best spot in house because that's where all the action was happening. We had great foodie discussions with our two counter friends Jo and Colin, and as soon as a new dish arrived, we all whipped out our cameras to take a snapshot of the edible masterpiece placed before us. Portions were generous and very filling and chef Keven even wrapped up some of our leftovers so we could take them home. A few pieces of succulent squab came home wrapped in a tinfoil squab. Pretty adorable.
Be sure to check out more fun pop-up events with the Naked Kitchen in the coming months - they are bound to be scrumptious gatherings!