Patrick and I celebrated our three year anniversary in July at Atelier Crenn, a fine dining restaurant located in the Marina District in San Francisco.
Dominique Crenn has earned 2 Michelin Stars for Atelier Crenn, which is known for their poetic menus, beautiful plating, and most of all, their delicious and creative food. While there are some who'd argue that the food isn't worth the price tag, we thought the experience was mind blowing and one of the best fine dining experiences we've had in our lives.
My taste buds were exploding with orgasms through each course. Our experience was like "walking deep in the woods", which is one of the lines on the menu to represent a foraged mushrooms dish.
12 courses were served, along with amuse bouches. It took a total of three hours and Patrick was falling asleep after the 6th course (photo below in slideshow). The price with tip included and one wine pairing (very generous pours) was $665 for both of us. The beautiful dining experience was worth the price and I would highly recommend dining here for a very special occasion.
My favorite dish that I'm obsessing over is the squid strands paired with iberico jamon and black truffles which is represented in the line "when the broad ocean leans against the Spanish land." Here are some photos of the dishes we had in order from beginning to end.