20 Apr '12, 12am

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With its slumbering warehouses and block-long empty lots, Folsom Street, in the Mission, looks like the kind of neighborhood you'd turn to for taco trucks and Chinese takeout, if you'd turn to it for any food at all . But on the evening we arrived, my wife and I had spent the whole day fasting, and we don’t do that for cheap eats. We’d resorted to these drastic measures in preparation for a blowout: Saison’s new chef’s counter prix fixe dinner, with 22 courses and 18 drinks—which represents the city’s most expensive meal. After parking on a lonely stretch beside a chain-link fence, we jaywalked 17th Street, our footfalls echoing in the stillness, then turned off Folsom and down a granite pathway, toward a covered courtyard where orange embers glowed in a wood-fired hearth. A host smiled and beckoned. Ducking through a doorway, we stepped into a dining room with seating for...

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