Foreign Cinema, The Mission, San Francisco, CA

We are huge fans of Wes Anderson and decided it was time to pull the trigger on Foreign Cinema (because they are famous for the fried chicken) and watch Moonrise Kingdom. The lighting and outdoor heat lamps created a cozy,  super relaxed dining environment.


A few tips. Definitely request to sit in the patio  and ask to be seated directly near speakers (they are like outdoor theater speakers). The menu was broken out in a few sections. The urban picnic section had olives, smoked salmon. We enjoyed the two types of bread with butter while we perused the menu and decided on beverages.


It was a non-alcoholic type of night and ordered the Fever tree ginger beer, which was refreshing and had a nice bite for $5.


The house made huckleberry soda for $5 was very sweet and was better after swirling the glass ourselves.


We really enjoyed the natural beef tartare, farm egg, Dijon, herbs & chili, mustard caviar, waffle chips for $15. The beef was fresh, a nice cut and went well with the crisp waffle chips and aromatics. Truly a solid beef tartare.


The orrechiette pasta with brussels sprouts, fava leaf, delicata, wild mushrooms, Reggiano, garlic, chili flakes for $22. All the components went well together and was a nice medley of flavors, however we found the pasta a tad on the salty side. If it was a touch less salt, we would have been happy campers.


Finally, on to the signature dish, the sesame seed fried poussin, blood orange, sultana kishmish for $24. This fried chicken was really nicely prepared, had a delicious crust and really flavorful. The sweetness and the acidity of the blood orange with the nutty crust.It was a really elevated fried chicken dish.

_MG_9273We really wish the movie was another movie. There was some really creepy music in the background of the movie and because we did not sit near speakers, it was difficult to follow the movie. However, we would highly suggest the fried chicken and would definitely consider visiting Foreign Cinema for Sunday brunch.

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