100% NZ beef and lamb, smoked tomato chutney, beets, lettuce, kikorangi blue cheese and egg. $15
Waiheke Island Yacht Club, San Francisco CA
Omg, this burger was killer! If this is what all New Zealand burgers are like, I need to visit NZ soon! The patty was juicy and flavorful, and all the toppings were delicious. The burger was huge so I just rolled up my sleeves and got down and dirty with it. I don’t care what anybody say, but I’m a fan of eggs on burgers and this sunny side up egg was a thing of beauty. I was also delighted by the kikorangi blue cheese which I’d never had before. It was spread on the top bun and I initially thought that it was some kind of decadent pate spread because it was so rich and delicious, NOMS!
White and yellow Narcissus (Amaryllidaceae), Castro.
Arugula salad with red beet and goat cheese, lemon mustard dressing. $8
Le P’tit Laurent, San Francisco CA
This is such a cute restaurant and the service was very friendly and attentive! Everything we had was very tasty, but I’ll admit that this salad was over-dressed. It tasted great, but there was way too much dressing so the greens were soggy.
Baguette and butter. Complimentary
Purple iris flowers (Iridaceae), West Field Road.
Arugula, goat cheese, honey, crostini. Happy hour $5
Bankers Hill, San Diego CA
Simple and delicious! The honey drizzled over the goat cheese crostini was a nice touch.
House red wine. Happy hour $5
It sure got dark pretty quickly!
Flowering Euphoria “cactus”, Desert Garden, Balboa Park.
Local beets, citrus, garlic Israeli cous cous, lilikoi, yuzu kocho glaze. $36
Roy’s, Waikoloa HI
Mmm, this was SO good! I didn’t like a lot of things at Roy’s, but these sea scallops were delicious!
Sunset along Queen Kaahumanu Highway.
Goat cheese mousse, grapefruit, lemon citronette, pepitas. $11
Salt Kitchen and Tasting Bar, Honolulu HI
I’m a big fan of beet salads, and this versions was REALLY tasty! I loved the combination of ingredients with the peppery greens piled on top. Noms!
Red hibiscus flower (Malvaceae), Ainahau Triangle Park.
Ecuadorian beet salad with carrots, peas, bell pepper and cilantro. $5
Poquito, San Francisco CA
This was not what we expected when we saw it on the menu, but we really loved this salad! Everything tasted great together, even the peas which I was originally skeptical about.
SF MoMa posters for Cindy Sherman exhibit, 16th Street.
Tomato sauce, cilantro, yogurt, sesame seeds. $12
Toast, Oakland CA
I really enjoyed the smokey flavor of the tomato sauce. The meatballs were also very good, but the sauce was my favorite component.
Amuse bouche with goat cheese, beets, and baby arugula. Complimentary