The host led us upstairs past the crowds by the bar, and the noise quieted down as we walked up to the second floor. I lay down the pink rose and my purse, and we seated ourselves. To my right, was a piece of art work – a piano soundboard with strings hung on the wall. To our left were other tables on the loft.
J and I had planned for dinner at 6pm, but he surprised me with a pink rose and a box of chocolate outside of my office. It was time for our date night. We walked to Per Diem which was only a few blocks away.
Here are some memorable dishes from the evening.
It was a delightful meal and a quaint atmosphere for a date night. I asked Chef Matthew Bousquet if he sous-vide’d the lamb, and learned about his experiments between sous-vide style and traditional braising. (Guess which approach he prefers?) Bousquet talked about the intensity of flavors in the sauce with a passion, and I knew we were in good hands.
Will be back gladly.
43 Sutter St
San Francisco, CA 94104
Disclosure: Per Diem has graciously hosted us, but I’m not compensated in any way, and all opinions are mine.