Contigo | Spanish Tapas | San Francisco - Robert Chen Photography

Contigo | Spanish Tapas | San Francisco | Food Photography

Friday dinner December 2015.  We met up my buddy who recently moved to Noe Valley.  He recommended Contigo which was a few blocks away from his place.  Since my girlfriend and I have never ate here before, we decided to order the tapas tasting menu.  The tasting menu consisted of the chef's selection of 7 of the night's best dishes, served family style.  I ate Spanish tapas before at various restaurants and in Spain, and the food was nothing like I had before; the food was very sophisticated and excellent.  

The first course was bacon wrapped dates. I did take a photo of it but honestly, it didn't photograph well and looked very unappealing.

The second tapa was salt cured spanish anchovy montadito.  The third tapa was chicory salad, containing persimmons, pomegranate, fiji apple and bacon..

The fourth tapa was my favorite of the tasting menu: smashed pumpkin torrada (toast) with wild mushrooms, idiazábal, mustard greens, pickled onions and pipits.  It was so good.

Sangria with pomegranate.  Fifth tapa, lamb rib chops served with piracicaba broccoli and smoked potatoes.

Sixth tapa: Monterey xipirons (squid) a la planxa, arròs negre, chorizo, ink, artichokes, alliloi and guindilla chile.  This was my gf's favorite.

Seventh tapa: Albóndigas - pork, lamb and jamón meatballs in tomato sherry sauce.

Coffee, and churros with sea salt served with a cup of warm chocolate for desert.

Overall, a solid meal at an outstanding meal in Noe Valley.

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