18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2004
I am surprised that this book has not been reviewed before...I have been to Farallon for lunch today as part of San Francisco Dine-About-Town promotion, where a set 3 course lunch costs just $19.95 during the month of January. This is one of the top sea food restaurants in town and I was not disappointed. Both the food and the decor were outstanding. I enjoyed my lunch so much that I went and bought the book from the near by Borders Bookstore on Powell Street.
Tonight, I put the book to test and invited few friends over to dinner. After a hard days work in investment banking, together we prepared Rosemary-Seared Prawns with Saffron Risotto and Roasted-Beef Vinaigrette with Pea Shoot Salad. It took a long time to prepare the food but the result was a sumptuous dine in with friends. What a way to relax! I gave this book only four stars just because the menus are very complex and time consuming but well worth the effort. I'll definitely visit the restaurant again.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 28, 2009
As the previous reviewer noted the recipes are time consuming but the author offers detailed tips on improvisations, making certain components in advance, simpliyfing by giving short-cuts and recommendations for wine. Good book overall.