Farina (SF)

In SF last weekend, we had a very nice meal at Farina. I am usually disappointed by Italian restaurants, but they did a very nice job. It is mostly Ligurian, and it is an underappreciated region, in my not-so-humble opinion.

Two complaints: first, the portions were way too large on the entrees, though the primi piatti were real primi and the antipasti appropriate as well. Second, the boar-filled pasta was underwhelming--braised to the point of no return, it had no gamey flavor. Could have been pig from the local supermarket, for all we could tell.

(l) Cappon Magro
(r) Stuffed Rack of Lamb


It's been a long time.

We are retooling re:critical towards a more easy-going (and less easy-spending) format. we'll still be critical--never fear--but reviewing reviewers was, frankly, too expensive. In order to find a restaurant that more than one publication had reviewed, we were often faced with expensive or astronomical choices. Ah well. Live and learn.


We will, henceforth, simply opine. Critically. Sardonically. Sarcastically. Hopefully more frequently.