No matter where you dine in the Bay Area, you’d be hard pressed to find a menu that did not have this particular lettuce gracing it.
Whether served cold and crisp in a salad or braised or grilled in a main dish, Little Gem lettuce is the new darling ingredient that chefs and diners just can’t seem to get enough of. Whether at Frances in San Francisco, Redd Wood in Yountville, Camino in Oakland or Mamacita in San Francisco, Little Gem is sure to be there front and center.
Who can blame chefs and diners for this obsession when Little Gem is such a perfect lettuce — a compact head ideal for serving one or two, with both soft and crisp leaves, and a sweet, mineral-y taste.
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