Campton Place, San Francisco, 3/11/16

exterior
exterior

Located in the Taj Campton Place Hotel is this good sized place serving California/Indian cuisine.  It received its second Michelin Star in 2016 and thus you can expect a certain amount of service. We visited at lunch where they offer a 2 or 3 course tasting menu with a few supplements available.

exterior
exterior
bar area
bar area
interior
interior
interior
interior
interesting chandelier
interesting chandelier
Frankie watched herself in the mirror
Frankie watched herself in the mirror

At dinner they have a much bigger menu, but even at lunch they rolled out the champagne cart with lots of expensive bubbly options. The food was all quite tasty but I would have liked a bit more of it.  If you go often you’d be able to order more successfully depending on your hunger level as some options are very generous and others are on the skimpy side.

wine by the glass menu
wine by the glass menu
lunch menu
lunch menu
champagne cart
champagne cart
table set up
table set up
Frankie smelled the table flowers
Frankie smelled the table flowers

 

We started with a tasty amuse bouche of foamed apple and avocado and it set a good tone.

amuse bouche: apple and avocado foam
amuse bouche: apple and avocado foam
bread
bread

 

The waiter strongly endorsed the lobster first course so I tried it, but it was a supplement cost. The waiter had to come back and find out if I wanted a  large or small amount of lobster and I’m guessing it came with differing costs but these weren’t detailed.  I opted for the smaller portion. It was served with a wonderful coconut curry sauce and puffed rice. It was delicious. My husband had the curried shrimp naan and it was also scrumptious. Both starters had good combinations of strong flavors.

Maine lobster with puffed black  rice, brussel sprouts and coconut curry
Maine lobster with puffed black rice, brussel sprouts and coconut curry
Curried shrimp naan with cherry tomatoes, black rice and onions
Curried shrimp naan with cherry tomatoes, black rice and onions
Frankie is becoming an art critic
Frankie is becoming an art critic

 

For a main course I had the lamb naanwich which was like a grilled sandwich filled with lots of seasoned ingredients and a perfect yogurt sauce.  It came with a side salad of greens, blackberries and walnuts. I’m not sure it blended particularly well but it was very good on its own.  My husband had the Liberty duck samosa that was served with pear, tomato and cucumber line up. It had a fun crispy exterior and was filled with tasty stuff.  We chose to have just 2 courses and skip dessert as we knew a big meal was coming at dinner. Also though none of the dessert choices really spoke to me.

Lamb Naanwich: leg of lamb, yogurt and blackberry-walnut salad
Lamb Naanwich: leg of lamb, yogurt and blackberry-walnut salad
sandwich
sandwich
salad
salad
Liberty duck samosa with tomato butter, pear and cucumber salad
Liberty duck samosa with tomato butter, pear and cucumber salad
Frankie played hide and seek between the large flower vases
Frankie played hide and seek between the large flower vases

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