Trestle (San Francisco, CA)

Trestle
531 Jackson St
San Francisco, CA 94133
Dining date: 11/23/16

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Trestle is the second restaurant from the Stones Throw team. It opened in Jackson Square in last year, serving a rotating prix fixe menu at an extremely reasonable $35. That price tag buys you three courses with the option to have a pasta course for just $10 more. It’s really a deal for San Francisco standards. Furthermore, the pastas came with an optional white truffle supplement for $20. Our party of four ordered two extras (a pasta and a risotto) with white truffles on each.

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CRISPY PORK & CHICORIES Chinese Five Spice, Fuyu Persimmon, Walnuts

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BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP Granny Smith Apple, Sage Yogurt, Nutmeg

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BREAD and BUTTER

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PAPPARDELLE PASTA Soft Poached Egg, Whipped Ricotta, Cauliflower

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MUSHROOM RISOTTO Grana Padano, Maitake, Mignonette

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PAN-ROASTED SALMON Coconut Lobster Broth, Mussels, Crispy Chow Mein

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TRUFFLE STUFFED CHICKEN Savory Bread Pudding, Green Beans, Cranberry Jus

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HUCKLEBERRY COFFEE CAKE Espresso Streusel, Vanilla Ice Cream, Milk Jam

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CINNAMON & DARK CHOCOLATE MOUSSE Egg Nog, Hazelnuts, Ginger Bread Crumble

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Trestle had some ups and downs, though I can’t really complain for the price. The main courses were the highlights of this meal; both were executed pretty well with good flavors with my favorite of the two being the chicken. The salmon was moist with a nice sear, though I could’ve done without the cereal-like ‘crispy chow mein’ accompaniment. The pasta dishes were less successful – the pappardelle was bland and underseasoned although the risotto was a strong dish with plenty of earthy flavor. The white truffle supplement just didn’t carry much flavor in the small portion of shavings. I would’ve preferred the restaurant charge more for a more generous truffle portion on these.


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