Schiacciata con l'uva & Chestnut Flour at the San Francisco Ferry Building
This Weekend's Highlights...
This is the ACME bread version of a traditional flatbread made in Tuscany during the wine grape harvest. According to ACME, who I think must have taken their information from this website, it is such a classic it can be seen pictured on the frescoes in Etruscan tombs and the name is derived from the schiacciare which means 'flattened' or 'crushed'.
Acme's rendition of this seasonal offering made a very special and unique lunch for me today. I loved the dough which was crisp on the outside but billowy and soft within, it was chewy and crunchy all at the same time. Big fat juicy green and purple grapes were joined on the surface by soft caramelised onion, toasted walnuts and a dusting of Turbinado sugar. I can't begin to tell you how unexpectedly delicious it was and how perfectly all the components complimented each other. It tasted so good, it put me off my bombolini.
The bad news? This harvest special is only available for three days and the last day is tomorrow, Sunday 28th October. What's more - they are only offering it at lunchtimes - what can I say? Perhaps you need to take a trip to the Ferry building, at lunchtime tomorrow.
Whilst you are in the Ferry Building, head to Boriana's anyway, because they have just taken 50% off the price of their chestnut flour due to a sell-by-date at the end of October. Very convenient if you are planning to make a chestnut cake tomorrow - it's just $3.25 for a 500g bag at the time of writing.