Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday I got to go out to diner with a group of girlfriends! We dined at Casa Di Giorgio in Franklin. I had Cioppino, which is the San Francisco Italian community's answer to Bouillabaisse- a quick seafood stew with a tomato based sauce with wine and garlic:
This one was pretty good- the mussels, squid, shrimp and scallops were fresh and not overcooked. Traditionally you would find fin fish (snapper, usually) in this type of dish...however, I stay away from menu items with chunks of random fish, it often turns out to be leftovers that don't really belong. My only complaint is that the kitchen was a little heavy handed with the tomato sauce. The mussels release so much flavorful juice that you don't really need a lot of added sauce, and in fact there was so much, and it was so thick and chunky, that the flavor of the seafood was too diluted and the sauce lost some elegance and refinement. But these are quibbles- it was yummy and I scarfed it all down!