I have been a long time fan of celebrity chef, Michael Chiarello. The first time I ever had squid ink pasta was at Tra Vigne, Michael’s now-closed restaurant in St. Helena, California. I remember tasting the pasta and thinking that Michael was an absolute genius.
Tra Vigne is now closed but I’m glad that I can still enjoy Coqueta San Francisco, Michael’s restaurant by the Bay in San Francisco featuring Spanish cuisine and this great view:
Their croquetas de pollo are always a winner:
My friend really likes kale and so we often get this salad:
It’s got kale, fava beans, rhubarb, and warm english pea dressing. Not my favorite but you get your greens!
My favorite is their octopus:
Duck and pork meatballs with tart cherry-tempranillo salsa and crispy shallot are very flavorful:
Typically, patatas bravas are cut up potatoes that are fried and served with aioli. Here, patatas bravas are fried whole new potatoes, served with bravas salsa and aioli:,
And who doesn’t like breakfast for dinner? I love it. So, it’s hard to resist their “Sunny side-up” Huevo With Shrimp, crispy potato strings, and chorizo dressing:
I would eat this for breakfast any day!
Dessert is great here too. I got this on my last visit:
In the past, I have enjoyed their frozen sangria:
And, of course, the churros with dipping chocolate:
A stroll along the pier after a great meal at Coqueta is a great way to end the night!