Sweet white corn bread, Howard McGinnis Ranch fresh berries, homemade ice cream. 10-course chef’s tasting menu $75 Roxy’s Cafe, San Francisco CA
This dessert was very tasty and I liked that it wasn’t super sweet. The warm cheese arepa was delicious and slightly savory which was a great contrast to the sweet berries and ice cream. I also loved the colors on the plate.
Robert Emmet statue, California Academy of Sciences.
Haze on Howard: Belvedere Vodka, ginger liqueur, vermouth, blackberries, lime. $12 Town Hall, San Francisco CA
Oooo, I was excited to visit Town Hall for the first time since living in SF. I can’t believe I’d never been here before. These cocktails were pretty tasty. The Haze on Howard was refreshing and bright, while the Vieux Carre was on the stronger, harder side. The first time I had a Vieux Carre was at Jardiniere and since I’m totally loving whiskies these days, this is becoming a favorite of mine.
Vieux Carre: Inventeed by Walter Bergeron, The Carousel Bar, 1938. Redemption rye, Henessey, Dolin sweet vermouth, benedictine, peychaud and angostora bitters. $10
The Diane and Alfred Wilsey Court, de Young Museum.
I like the idea of this cocktail, but it was a bit too sour for me. If they had used sweet, naturally ripe blackberries, I bet this would have kicked ass!
We were walking in the Mission one night on our way to a comedy show and spotted this random car decorated and covered all in Barbie dolls. Everyone was checking it out and I couldn’t help but snap a couple pics with my iPhone.
Because the lights had gone out in the restaurant midway through dinner, the place was pretty dark by the end of our meal so a co-worker offered his cell phone light so I could take a photo of dessert, lol! Take my word that there is a blackberry sauce underneath that’s obscured by the shadow. The cheesecake was ok, but was more crumbly than I like. Three course dinner $30 17 North Roadside Kitchen, Mount Pleasant SC
Beach on Sullivan’s Island. I know you can’t tell from the pic, but there were actually quite a few people out on the beach enjoying the weather that day.
Smoked pecans, mushrooms, polenta, blackberry jus. $15 Social Wine Bar, Charleston SC
Mmm, this was a very tasty dish! The pork cheeks were super tender and flavorful and I enjoyed all the different components on the plate. The sweet blackberry jus tasted great with the hearty protein, and the pecans added some crunch against the creamy polenta. I also loved the presentation!
Strings of lights, Mad River Bar. Perhaps I had too much to drink and my vision had become blurry, hehe! 🙂