"The olfactory receptors in our nasal passages can detect many hundreds of volatile molecules that are small and chemically repelled by water, and therefore fly out of the food and into the air in our mouth. The sensations from our mouth give us an idea of a food's basic composition and qualities, while our sense of smell allows us to make much finer discriminations" - Harold McGee
And because we at MSF always aspire to "finer discriminations," Saturday's menu will highlight a vartiety of aromatics. MSF profits will go to the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center, food distribution program, which feeds about 400 people each week. The BHNC also offers an array of Youth, senior and housing services.
Grapefruit and Nori Edamame: blistered shishito peppers, sea salt - $5
Truffled Egg: slow egg, caramelized maitake, mushroom brodo, parmesan crouton, chard, shaved truffle - $9
Bay Leaf Scented Crawfish: 1 pound of crawfish in soy caramel with chili and garlic. Served with fine vermicelli, fresh herbs, peanuts, pickles and nouc cham - $10
Smoky BLT: benton's bacon with pickled cherry tomato, iceberg lettuce, smokehouse aioli on a homemade flatbread - $6
Coffee and Cigarettes Short Rib: coffee braised with date-tobacco jam, fried yucca, caramelized onion, dandelion - $12
Chamomile Poached Catfish: with lemongrass sabayon, sauteed lettuce, fried okra - $10
Lung Shan's Vegan Delight: shitake and oyster mushroom dumplings in miso soup - $5.5
Olive Oil Financier: with rosemary creme anglaise and marcona brittle - $6
Burnt Cinnamon Pannacotta: with orange caramel and chocolate cookie - $4.5
Dang. This sounds awesome, guys.
Many thanks to Mission Street Food for supporting our work here at Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center for those in need in the Bernal Heights and Excelsior communities and throughout the Southeast parts of SF. Our food distribution programs reach so many people from children to adults to frail, homebound seniors. On behalf of all of them, I thank you for your support!
--Joseph Smooke, ED BHNC
Dinner this night was AMAZING. Thanks MSF, you guys are awesome!
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