Mmm, I love warm, cheesy, herby spreads. And this one also had smoked trout it in, score! This was really good and comforting food, and the red cabbage and apple salad was a great accompaniment to cut through the richness of the spread.
San Francisco Bay view from the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. Is that a UFO?! lol
Traditional pound cake with caramelized apples and brown sugar. $2.45 Starbucks, San Francisco CA
As far was “American” Starbucks pastries go, this was actually ok. It’s not the best cake ever, but it was at least moist and didn’t taste like cardboard (like most of the crap the pass off as pastries).
California poppy (Eschscholzia californica, Papaveraceae), Bon Tempe Lake.
Grilled sweet yellow corn pocket stuffed with slow cooked pulled pork, avocado, tomato, pica’pun, ajo aioli. Served with Pica slaw and taro chips. $10.75 Pica Pica, San Francisco CA
This was really tasty and very filling. The texture of the grilled corn arepa was fantastic and I liked that there were whole kernels mixed in too. The pulled pork was flavorful, and the crisp fresh Pica slaw was a great accompaniment.
Sangria. Red wine, passion fruit, apple, and Adriana’s special spices. Glass $7
This is how people decorate their trees in Noe Vally, lol! Ok, maybe just this house.
Candied walnut, radish, Pt. Reyes blue cheese dressing. $12.50 Town Hall, San Francisco CA
Mmm, this salad was pretty tasty with all the classic flavor combinations. I’m a huge fan of Point Reyes blue because this local cheese company produces great products. And the dressing that Town Hall created with the blue cheese was delicious!
Spreckels Temple of Music “Bandshell”, Golden Gate Park Music Concourse.
With sliced apples, fried capers, and fresh bread. Happy hour $7 Yield Wine Bar, San Francisco CA
This smoked trout rillette was really refreshing. It was bright and punchy and fun to eat. I would spread some of the rillette on the bread, embed some of the fried capers into it, and top it with an apple slice. Fun and tasty finger food!
Half-bottle carafe of house red wine. Happy hour $12
Corridor Pin, Blue, 1999, Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, de Young Museum.
With caramelized onions, brie, Granny Smith apple, fresh thyme and mixed greens. Happy hour $11 Yield Wine Bar, San Francisco CA
Wow, I loved all the flavors and ingredients on this flatbread pizza, but it was WAY too soggy and difficult to eat. Between the caramelized onions, melted brie, super thin crust and overload toppings, the slices seemed to dissolve and was impossible to pick up or eat with your hands. I’m a fan of thin crusts (less carbs), but it has to be balanced with the right amount of toppings. And I guess the mixed greens never made the plate! This didn’t quite work for me. I did love the space and our server was really great and friendly though.
Central stairway, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.