Genuine signs of the fall season can be pretty hard to come by in San Francisco -- few falling leaves, no seasonal chill – but, luckily, those who yearn for a little taste of seasonal change can get their fill at Aqua (252 California at Battery), one of the city's most refined and critically acclaimed fine dining spots. Until the end of October, chef Laurent Manrique and chef de cuisine Ron Boyd are presenting an Autumn Mushroom Tasting Menu, featuring mushrooms harvested on or around Mount Shasta. Menu highlights include porcini in a soufflé with smoked shallots and foie gras; chanterelles and yellowfoot mushrooms with Atlantic cod, fennel, sunchoke, slow egg yolk, and marjoram; and lobster mushrooms with Maine lobster, house-cured bacon, and truffle. The seven-course menu coasts $150 per person, plus $85 for sommelier-chosen wine pairing. For reservations, call 956-9662, or sign up online.
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