If you’re ever in San Francisco, CA take a trip to visit A16 in the Marina neighborhood. The restaurant is named after the highway that covers southern Italy from Naples to Canosa. While researching food and wine for the restaurant Shelley Lindgren (wine director/owner) spent weeks driving up and down A16 soaking up inspiration for the resturant. Along with Shelley Liza Shaw (executive chef) and Lori Rich (pastry chef) celebrate the concept of slow food and local farmers and purveyors.
During a recent trip I was lucky enough to try the Squid ink tonnarelli with octopus, black olives, tomato, chiles and garlic. It was fantastic!