One of the best parts of traveling is meeting new restaurants. For Tech Kid’s birthday, we went to a highly touted Oakland restaurant, Plum. I’m still struggling with my cameras, but I just had to share photos of the inventive work of Plum’s chefs.
Beet Boudin Noir, with brussel sprouts and turnip
Avocado Risotto with pistachio,lemon, and cucumber
Raviolini with mixed milk ricotta, nettles, and green shallots
One perfect raviolini
Samples from the Plum Charcuterie with pickled vegetables and violet mustard. I’ll leave you to guess what’s in these delectable morsels.
King Salmon with fava, potato, radish, and vandouvan (curry-like spice blend).
Roasted Pork and Belly with young chard, new onion, and mustard
I’m not sure what this wonderful dessert was — it was ordered specially for the birthday boy.
This lonely little turnip is all that was left on the plate when we finished this sumptuous and scrumptious meal.
If you are visiting Oakland, I highly encourage you to seek out this very good restaurant (make reservations!). The portions are on the small side, but every bite is full of interest.