Postcard #1: San Francisco
I visited my friend Tina over the weekend. She lives above a bakery and a chocolate shop. I used to live over a flower shop, which was pretty charming. But fresh scones and an endless supply of chocolate has me beat. What fun, what food... Wine tasting, dim sum, farmer's market samosas, a supper club, outstanding ceviche, all with a healthy dose of laughter. Here are some of my favorite food scenes.
Dim sum at Ton Kiang in Richmond. We had too many dishes to list. All wonderful. And we walked out without feeling stuffed. A dim sum miracle.
Leah's supper club, with goat cheese lollies, watercress broccoli soup, fennel and pistachio salad*, chicken pot pie on puff pastry, and chocolate dipped marshmallows with salted caramel.* We ended the night with sangria on the roof.
Lunch at la mar, featuring a cebiche (ceviche) tasting, causa nikei, and arroz norteño. Well prepared seafood and a delightful presentation. And I was with people who like to eat, which always makes a meal more fun.
When I got back, I was treated to a vacation-like day at home. Josh and I had amazing gnocchi at Il Piatto, then coffee and pastries the next morning at Crema, followed by a lazy walk in the park, sidewalk tacos at Por Qué No, a matinée, NY-style pizza w/ ricotta at Apizza Scholls, then topped off the night with a bacon chocolate bar from Tina. I am now a fan of the vacation segue day.