Eat SF : Birthday Dinner – Zare at Fly Trap

Since my current favorite restaurant is Zaré at Fly Trap, we had to revisit for my birthday. We went back for Meatball Monday [aka Kufteh Tabrizi]. How could we resist a description like this?

The giant meat ball is comprised of Niman Ranch beef and veal, then stuffed with a meaty treat that changes weekly. The flavor is also fueled by Persian lime, turmeric, savory, saffron, dried fruits, a handful of fresh organic herbs and torshi.

Zare at Fly Trap

The meaty treat stuffed inside the softball-sized meatball on Monday night was a chicken leg. At first, I thought it might be too much meat for me, but the way everything mixed together made it less heavy. It was very tasty, and I ended up eating more of it myself rather than sharing with my dining companions.

We also ordered two starters to share among the four of us – the roasted beet salad and bone marrow. While tasty and pretty amazing, they were not as photogenic as the main courses – the meatball and pictured below, ling cod, short ribs, and a cous cous salad.

Zare at Fly Trap

Zare at Fly Trap

Zare at Fly Trap

After all of that, I still had a little room for dessert, and we shared the Goat Cheese Cheesecake! It was more like Ryan insisted on dessert because they wanted to bring something out with a candle, and they didn’t just stick a candle into the giant meatball.

Zare at Fly Trap

It was a delicious meal, and it looks like I’ll be coming up with all sorts of excuses to dine at Zaré at Fly Trap. It may be one of my favorite restaurants in San Francisco – not only because of the food, but also the spectacular service!

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  • CanYouStayForDinner

    WOW! How delicious! Glad you enjoyed yourself!

  • CanYouStayForDinner

    WOW! How delicious! Glad you enjoyed yourself!

  • Kristina @ spabettie

    YUM… what an awesome dinner. I made goat cheesecakes this weekend!! :D

  • Kristina @ spabettie

    YUM… what an awesome dinner. I made goat cheesecakes this weekend!! :D

  • Mary @ Fervent Foodie

    That is one AMAZING looking meatball!

  • Mary @ Fervent Foodie

    That is one AMAZING looking meatball!

  • You just made me want to have a second lunch… I saw your Tweet about the giant meatball and I’m glad you posted a photo because I wasn’t sure how a chicken leg fit in.

    Glad you had a great birthday!

  • You just made me want to have a second lunch… I saw your Tweet about the giant meatball and I’m glad you posted a photo because I wasn’t sure how a chicken leg fit in.

    Glad you had a great birthday!

    • It’s hard to believe until you see it. :p

  • Linda

    WOW. look at that meatball stuffed with CHICKEN LEG?

    Happy belated birthday!? Happy birthday?!

  • Linda

    WOW. look at that meatball stuffed with CHICKEN LEG?

    Happy belated birthday!? Happy birthday?!

    • Thanks, and yes! It’s kinda insane, and we’re looking forward to checking out what else gets stuffed into the meatball on other Mondays.

  • Anonymous

    Happy Birthday! Wishing you an amazing year filled with new adventures :)

  • Anonymous

    Happy Birthday! Wishing you an amazing year filled with new adventures :)

  • Dianna

    Hi Suki! Happy Birthday! Glad to see you had such an amazing birthday dinner :) I’ll actually be moving to San Francisco from LA this weekend to start a new job and love that I can finally try out all the wonderful restaurants on your blog!

  • Dianna

    Hi Suki! Happy Birthday! Glad to see you had such an amazing birthday dinner :) I’ll actually be moving to San Francisco from LA this weekend to start a new job and love that I can finally try out all the wonderful restaurants on your blog!

    • Thanks! :) And yes, you can get started on all the restaurants out here. There are many. Happy eating!