Naked Kitchen presents Ante Meridien

Living in San Francisco has some serious perks, one of them being the food scene. A couple weeks ago my good friend Vivien surprised me with hard-to-get reservations to Naked Kitchen. Basically, Naked Kitchen exists to create an environment where “chefs have the creative freedom to explore something new in a casual and relaxed space.” What this means is that they prepare extraordinary dishes, none of which ever repeat, in an environment that is beautiful, relaxed, and encourages sharing, conversation, and storytelling. It is truly an experience not to be missed. And the food… well, I should let the photos speak for themselves because chef Anthony Yang truly outdid himself.

We started out with organic Strauss yogurt, coffee flavored oats, and cashew butter berries (above).

toasted sourdough english muffin, corn pudding, squash, and ham
Toasted panorama bakery sourdough english muffin, corn pudding, squash, and ham (this was my absolute favorite).

koshihikari rice porridge, togarashi pork, homemade pickles, poached egg
Koshihikari rice porridge, togarashi pork, homemade pickles, poached egg.

black truffle wafflesblack truffle waffles
Black truffle waffles (these were to die for).

If you are in the Bay area, I urge you to check out the upcoming events from Naked Kitchen. It is well worth it!

photography by Jojotastic