At night, the shiny new California Academy of Sciences is locked up tight, but there's no signage for the Moss Room, its fancy dining room downstairs. If you wander around the building's west side, you'll find a makeshift host station on the patio of its first-floor Academy Cafe. It's staffed on a freezing night by a shivering young woman whose only job is to point you indoors through the now-closed daytime cafeteria toward the dramatic stairway that leads to the subterranean Moss Room. The stairway, floating above a waterway, runs alongside the forty-foot moss-lined wall that gives... More >>>
The unusual "risotto," made with plump farro instead of rice.