music with your meal

  If music be the food of love…play on. Over 400 hundred years later, Orsino’s opening line still resonates. If you’ve had the pleasure of dining at flour + water, you might have noticed, we like music. A lot. An eclectic mix. And preferably a little loud. As you enter the restaurant, every evening on the host stand is a playlist. Which like the menu, changes daily. In a similar vein to the wine pairings we create for the pasta tasting menu, the playlists are designed (by our music director, katie mathis), to elevate your dining experience and make it all round, more enjoyable. Take the playlist home, recreate it on spotify to tickle your aural senses and enjoy fond memories of a great evening. Noted for being one of the most progressive...

Decoding the Waggle Dance

An excellent video explaining honeybee communication:

labor of love

On Wednesday evening, in the Dough Room, a group of food lovers convened for a pasta class, to learn a little more about the wonderful ways to make pasta. Agnolotti Dal Plin, a flour + water signature dish was first on the menu. After everyone had a little time to relax and imbibe, Chef Thomas got to work on teaching the group the key steps to making their own agnolotti dal plin. After laboring away rolling dough, cranking pasta, delicately filling it with spicy pork, followed by more rolling, cutting and..more rolling. The class were delighted to bag up their pillowy pieces of joy to take home to enjoy later. At the end of the evening, they sat down to enjoy a special 5 course dinner with wine pairings. Each guest left with parting gift of a recipe book and...

A Closer Look

burning bright

Every day brings us a step closer to the opening of our new ventures, Central Kitchen and Salumeria. Last week, we opened our doors for hard hat tours to give people an idea of what we have coming up. Central Kitchen has a very open and accessible kitchen which could almost steal the show, but I’ve had a sneak peek at menu ideas from Chef Michael Gaines and its clear, the elevated dining experience using the freshest ingredients found locally will be the real scene stealer. The large courtyard with retractable roof  creates an intriguing indoor-outdoor dining experience and connects the restaurant area to Salumeria. Olive Baskets make the ideal light fittings at Salumeria – image via Eater SF. Salumeria will be run by flour + water’s former...