Incanto means enchantment, and it really was an enchanting meal we three had last weekend at this cozy, out-of-the-way Noe Valley establishment, whose chef Chris Cosentino has been written up in the NYTimes and made multiple appearances on the Food Network.
We demolished the house-made salumi platter with accompanying roasted garlic, carrots and beets.
Made quick work of the thinly shaved crispy asparagus and radish salad, plus blistered-on-the-grill fava beans.
Polished off the perfectly creamy green almond risotto and slighty-too-salty oxtail pasta.
And tucked right into Incanto's hefty portion of fall-off-the-bone short ribs with accompanying sauteed veg. Lotsa good red wine to go with, and we rolled on home sated and oh so happy.
The next time we go, I'd like to try the flaming salami (aka "nduja") that has gotten so much hype. Must find out for myself if it's all that it's cracked up to be.
Wait and see ...