CRAVING: Pancetta-wrapped, Sausage-stuffed Chicken Breast & Leg

pancetta wrapped sausage stuffed chicken breast leg Baywolf

Most days I know before I enter a restaurant if I’m going to post about something here on FOODBEAST. While we love dining out and sharing our experiences, not every meal we experience is noteworthy enough for you guys. But this was a stark exception.

I got the chance to try Baywolf, a Berkeley/Oakland area restaurant to celebrate my brother’s recent graduation from the Haas Business School. Again, I didn’t plan on writing about anything – just wanted to spend time with friends and family – but then I read this:

Pancetta-wrapped chicken breast and sausage-stuffed legs with mushrooms and spring onions

Immediately I knew that was going to be a contender for my entree choice ($18.50), even while the pan-seared salmon with saffron risotto cake ($24, delicious, thanks vanessa) and the moroccan-style lamb ($22.50, more delicious, thanks John) with couscous seemed to stare seductively into my soul/belly. But pancetta-wrapped anything (or bacon-wrapped for that matter) is hard to pass on, let alone it being stuffed with sausage as too. And it didn’t disappoint.

innards pancetta wrapped sausage stuffed chicken breast leg Baywolf

Excited to come back to this place since the menu offerings seem to change every couple of weeks (farm-to-table) and the ambiance and service was just overall well-done. If you’re in the bay – make the trip.


3853 Piedmont Ave., Oakland CA 94611

By Geoff Kutnick

Geoffrey Kutnick is the King of Soft Serve. Been placing ice cream in soup bowls at the buffet since '87.

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