a few weeks ago, i hosted a bachelorette party for my dear sister in San Francisco. my sister, being a quiet little lady who is (deathly) afraid male strippers, penis pinatas, alien green appletinis and all things associated the quintessential american bachelorette party, we had to come up with something a little more muted but equally memorable. after furiously searching OpenTable for reservations on the fly, CANA SF came up. reservations were made, drinks were poured, food was devoured, and we were very very happy.
the food is cuban inspired but with that obvious, oh-so-pretty modern touch. delicious and sexy-lookin’! (sorry for the unsexy photos)
mixed green salad with soursop, maduros, black beans, aged manchego. the nugs of sweet plantains and the tart vinaigrette went amazingly well together.
las cocas pollo ahumado – smoked paprika chicken, parsley, lemon, manzanilla olives. a bit on the salty side, but hearty and flavorful.
lechon asado – slow roasted pork, yucca-potato mash, maduros, crispi cebollitas, naranja agria reduccion. OMG. SO GOOD. pork and fruit reductions are always golden, but this is just amazeballs.
we also got an additional side of tostones con mojo (twice fried plantain with cuban mojo dipping sauce) because you just don’t go to a cuban place and not order plantains. no. the garlic-y sauce makes this dish extra special and delicious.
we were just so full from the food that we didn’t even have room for desserts! hopefully next time… but at least we got one last photo of us three sisters before Twiggy got married off!
10/10 will visit again (for mojitos and pork butts).