Dec 12

I See the Light-Dinner at Firefly

I’ve heard good reviews on Firefly in the past, but never had a chance to try this charming restaurant located in the neighborhood of Noe Valley, serving contemporary American comfort food.  I am so glad to have tried it, I loved the casual quaint ambiance and I loved the flavors of the dishes!

After we put in our orders,  they served us artisan bread with a black bean spread flavored with cumin, not the basic creamy butter spread, it was a great way to start the meal, a little unexpected surprise that showed creativity.  We ordered three appetizers to share, the Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Mixed Greens Salad with Comice Pear and the House Cured Steelhead Trout.  The salad was good, we just wanted fresh greens. The Brussels Sprouts were grilled perfectly and you can’t really go wrong with the addicting flavors of Parmesan and White Truffle Oil. And the House Cured Steelhead Trout’s combination, served with Roe, a  Crispy Potato and Meyer Lemon Creme Fraiche was just perfecto!

The four of us ordered different entrees so I had a chance to taste a little bit of everything, from the Slow Cooked Chicken Breast which was moist and completely full of flavors, the Braised Beef Brisket which was tender and oh so good, to the Bone-In Sonoma Lamb Loin which I loved.  I myself ordered the Black Cod served with Turnips, Sweet Baby Carrots, Shimeji Mushrooms and a Miso Broth. What an amazing dish, I didn’t let anything on my plate go to waste, I loved every bite of it!

And yes, we actually still had room for dessert, we shared the Mascarpone Panna Cotta with Meyer Lemon Gelee, Huckleberry Compote and Huckleberry Jam filled Shortbread AND the Caramelized Upsidedown Pink Lady Apple Cobbler with Cheddar Biscuit, Cider Caramel and Creme Fraiche Cinnamon Brittle Ice Cream.  I really enjoyed the Mascarpone Panna Cotta with Meyer Lemon Gelee and the Creme Fraiche Cinnamon Brittle Ice Cream, but I wasn’t too crazy about the Apple Cobbler with Cheddar Biscuit.

Overall, I really enjoyed this neighborhood gem!

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