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February 4, 2012

walking into disco volante, a restaurant/bar/live music spot in downtown oakland, on a chilly february night, is like walking into a fabulous party where the lighting is dim, the music exotic yet familiar & the mood sexy & playful.  it was a good night for a date, side-tie leather pants & a vintage fur.
some things i cannot pass up on a menu & chicken livers with toasts is one.  the toasts, resting on a bed of arugula, come with a thick spread of liver pate & a ramekin of quince preserves.  the combination of rich, creamy liver with the sweetness of quince & peppery greens is luscious.  a salad of arugula with a sherry vinaigrette is simple & has a nice acidic kick.  sounding too good to save for next time, i ordered the volante burger with aged white cheddar, pickled pepper mayonnaise & bacon jam.  yes, bacon jam – piggy, salty, yummy-ness.  the burger is so good – tender, not over-mixed, softly seasoned & cooked perfectly.  it reminds me of the incredible burger at eccolo (which is no longer) and as it turns out, the chef is one and the same.
after a delicious dinner i sat at the table listening to a great live band & feeling grateful to live in oakland.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 4, 2012 2:07 am

    As well you should, grateful, that is, to say nothing of chicken livers with arugula, one of my favorite combos. And who wouldn’t love the opportunity to even SAY pickled pepper and mean it! Won’t even get into bacon jam….

  2. March 30, 2012 3:38 am

    i’m often in a bacon jam.

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