Turkey dinner – Jake’s on Market

Turkey dinner - Jake's on Market
Organic free-range turkey, house-made stuffing, whipped potatoes, green beans, cranberry orange compote, homestyle gravy. $15.50
Jake’s on Market, San Francisco CA

Wow, this was definitely Thanksgiving on a plate! It had all the wonderful components of a traditional Turkey-Day dinner, that’s for sure. And everything tasted great. Horrible for the waistline, perfect for the soul!

Roasted duck, Chinatown

Roasted duck, Chinatown. I can get a lot of different food in this city. These look delicious!


Cocktails – Dragonfly

Dragonfire martini Dragonfly
Dragonfire martini – Absolut vodka with fresh lemon-lime juice and jalapeno. $12

Red lotus martini Dragonfly
Red lotus martini – Absolut raspberry and pama with fresh lemon-lime and cranberry. $12
Dragonfly, Old San Juan, PUERTO RICO

These cocktails were a little expensive but pretty tasty. I was pleasantly surprised at how spicy the Dragonfire martini was – definitely chest-warming.

City Hall, Old San Juan
City Hall, Old San Juan

Cocktails – Do Brazil

Sea breeze Do Brazil

Sea breeze – vodka, cranberry, grapefruit. €12

Sea breeze Do Brazil

Mojito – rum, sugar, lime, fresh mint, club soda. €12
Do Brazil, Gustavia, SAINT BARTHELEMY

Omg, I love St. Barths! This island was SO relaxing (and expensive). Of course, we had to celebrate our arrival to this amazing island with delicious cocktails. I had the sea breeze during lunch upstairs in the restaurant and the mojito at our lounge chairs on the beach.

Shell Beach Gustavia
Looking down towards Shell Beach from Fort Karl. Do Brazil Restaurant is directly behind the row of chairs. I walked up the hill while everyone stayed behind to sun. They’re relaxing under the first set of umbrellas from the right. The water was super clear and fairly warm despite the occasional rain shower. I wanna go back!

Acorn-cranberry custard – Benu

Acorn-cranberry custard Benu

With banana ice cream. Pre fixe dinner $180
Benu, San Francisco

This dessert was great to look at, but it didn’t do it for me. Maybe it was too intricate for me, but I didn’t get much enjoyment from eating it. The ribbon of custard was impressive. It had a cranberry layer and a cranberry layer. The bright, shiny cranberries were also beautiful on the plate. The banana ice cream had a great punch of flavor, but I didn’t like the texture of it. All the components didn’t quite work together. They were too disparate.

Acorn-cranberry custard Benu
Coffee service Benu

Coffee service. $5
I’m still on the fence regarding their coffee service-ware. They appeared too clunky compared to all the other beautiful dishes during the meal.

Coffee Benu