Truffles in paradise

RUSSIAN HILL

By Nicole Honchariw

Where: La Folie Lounge (Russian Hill).
When: Weeknights, early evening on the weekends.
Be sure you: Dress to impress (this ain’t no dive bar), arrive early to grab one of the luxe leather lounges, seize the French moment and order on behalf of your date.
Cash factor: Trends pricier.

You don’t know much about your date- yet- but you do know that she seems like someone who appreciates a good cocktail and the finer things in life, like truffles. You’re a smart guy and know that meeting for drinks usually turns into needing a nibble, so kill two birds with one stone and head to La Folie Lounge on Polk Street in Russian Hill. Your date will appreciate the chic lounge vibe and the beautiful cocktail list; you will enjoy the laid-back but attentive service. Once you’ve worked up an appetite with all your conversation, discreetly signal the waiter to bring over an order of what will really seal the great date deal: their signature truffled popcorn. If she proves to be a good match, next time you can take her next door and treat her to the real deal, a dinner at the critically acclaimed La Folie.








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