This is a late post, as date nights are rare, and having a moment to blog is exceptionally difficult now. So as expected, this blog will be short and sweet. Three months ago, we celebrated our 10 years Dating Anniversary. And yes, there is such a thing as I will find any excuse to eat a meal as civilized adults. For this special occasion, we decided to try Octavia, as we are also fans of Frances by Chef Melissa Perello. We very much enjoy sharing and tasting a bit of everything so Octavia’s small plates were perfect! We thought every dish was creative and unique, as the spices and ingredients brought out the flavors of the main star for each! The restaurant was rustic with high ceilings and featured an old San Franciscan charm. Note: They offer an ever changing seasonal menu, so the following may already not be available.

DEVILED EGG with fresno chile relish, dolcini egg, marash pepper & spice CHILLED SQUID INK NOODLES, cortez bottarga, fennel & lemon agrumato







BEEF TARTARE with provolone mandarone, taggiasche olives, watercress and the perfect garlic toastSMOKY POTATO CHOWDER with grilled salmon belly, fingerling potatoes, celery and dill







PAPPARDELLE with brentwood corn, chanterelle mushroom and brown butterSONOMA DUCK BREAST with roasted fig panzanella, toasted almond and chile romesco







WARM CHOCOLATE SOUFFLE TART with cocoa nib brittle, salted caramel ice creamMy handsome husband