Flour + Water is a Italian restaurant located in the Mission District of San Francisco. All their pasta is homemade, just like they do in Italy. The Neapolitan style pizza is a fan-favorite as well as the whole animal utilization in their dishes. The menu is constantly changing to capture the season’s best vegetables. T.W.O. had a chance to eat here in August and enjoy their tasting menu. Note – please do not read this while you are hungry….you will be starving after!
Summer Tasting Menu
crispy trotter with eggplant, almond, confit shallot & pickled mustard seed
2012 Bisson, Glera, Marca Trevigian, Veneto
teleme scarpinocc with aceto balsamico
2011 St. Michael-Eppan, Pinot Bianco, Schulthauser, Alto Adige DOC
fennel tortelli with whey, bufala & pollen
2010 Vigneti Massa, Timorasso, Derthona, Colli Tortonesi DOC, Piemonte
salmon tortellini with tomato, crème fraîche & preserved lemon
2011 Poggio dei Gorleri, Ormeasco di Pornassio DOC, Peinetti, Liguria
carrot farfalle with braised hen, charred scallion & carrot top gremolata
2011 Montalbera, Ruche di Castagnole Monferrato DOC, Piemonte
bomboloni with tarragon crema & strawberry
2012 De Forville, Moscato d’Asti DOCG, Piemonte
The atmosphere of the restaurant is rustic, artistic and inviting. T.W.O. enjoyed sitting at the community farm-fresh table at the front of the restaurant. There are private tables near the back, along with a bar that looks like a great place to enjoy a glass of wine as you wait for your table. The atmosphere is great for a group, a date or even friends catching up, especially with the great playlist they have on!
Flour + Water does takes reservations, but if you forget and just walk in, there is usually a wait time of over an hour. The foodies will line-up at 5 o’clock waiting for the gastronomical experience….consider T.W.O. one of those people!