Served with strawberry butter. Complimentary
The Rotunda, San Francisco CA
Mmm, these were SO good! I loved the airy, eggy interior especially with the subtle strawberry butter spread all over. I thought that the exterior was a little overdone and almost burnt tasting, but maybe it was just the one I got. I would have requested a second but I didn’t want to seem like a pig, lol!
7×7 Magazine’s The Big Eat San Francisco: 100 Things to Eat + Drink Before You Die – 2010
The beautiful glass ceiling at The Rotunda over the holidays.
Served with bread. 35,000 VND
Pink Tulip Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City VIETNAM
So this is what Vietnam considers an omelet. OK, I can live with it. The omelet tasted pretty good, but I’m not quite sure what kind of cheese this was. It looked and tasted like Kraft American cheese singles.
Amazing crusty bread. Ugh, the bread here was SO good. The exterior was flaky and crunchy, and the interior was light and airy. I didn’t want to eat SO many carbs during the trip, but I HAD to eat an entire loaf every morning. 🙂
Butter and strawberry jam.
Street view from our hotel.
Broccoli di ciccio, pluot, brown butter. Tasting menu $95
Luce, San Francisco CA
This was a miss for me. The flavors were there, but the texture of the lamb loin was really rubbery and squishy at the same time. It was off-putting and kind of ruined the rest of the great components on the plate. 😦
Blue trumpet vine (Thunbergia laurifolia, Acanthaceae), Kentfield.
I haven’t had a lot of gluten free cookies yet, but I enjoyed this one. My constant fear for gluten free cookies is that’ll be too dry or have a weird aftertaste. This cookies was still very moist and tasted great! $1.75
Flour Craft Bakery, San Anselmo CA
Shortbread cookie. Complimentary
Pretty tasty and free with purchase!
Powder-puff pincushion cactus (Mammillaria bocasana var. multilanata, Cactaceae), Kentfield.
(Clockwise) Butter croissant, rhubarb danish, onion gruyere thyme pastries, kouign amanns, gougeres, pear tartlettes.
Honore Artisan Bakery, Seattle WA
Omg, this box was heaven! I tried a little bit of everything and each seemed tastier than the previous. I don’t think I could choose a favorite; they were all good. What a marvelous bakery with delicious creations for us common folk!
Approaching sunset on the Puget Sound, West Seattle.
Steamed and served with cocktail sauce and melted butter. $34.95
Fishermen’s Grotto, San Francisco CA
I love dungeness crab and this plate was surprisingly good! I’m always weary of the touristy restaurants on the Wharf but this crab was very tasty and fresh, and a great value.
Crab meat extracting utensils.
House chardonnay. $7
Yellow Dyckia flowers (Bromeliaceae), West Field Road.
Fried soft-shell crab served on a bed of sauteed noodles tossed with soy garlic sauce, egg, and butter. Garnished with a wedge of lime and cilantro. $20
Zadin, San Francisco CA
Mmm, this had SO much flavor! The lime and cilantro were a great touch to bring it back to the Asian side of things. I love soft shell crab! 🙂
Pinot Noir, Kings Ridge, Oregon, 2009. Bottle $32
Alluring aromas of rose petal with spicy red fruits, black cherry cola and earth. Soft and elegant style.
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.