Avgolemono – Novy Restaurant

Avgolemono - Novy Restaurant
Greek egg-lemon soup with rice and chicken, warm pita. $8
Novy Restaurant, San Francisco CA

I love avgolemono soup, and this one was pretty tasty! I like how the lemon keeps it bright while the rice and chicken makes it hearty and comforting.

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Peanut butter & lemon coconut mini cupcakes – Sweetly Baked

Peanut butter & lemon coconut mini cupcakes - Sweetly Baked
Sweetly Baked, Salem OR

We went up to Salem to see the solar eclipse in August and ended up seeing it from Coria Estates Winery. Sweetly Baked was giving out free mini cupcakes to the guests, and they had a variety of flavors to choose from. These cupcakes were pretty tasty and super moist. Noms!

Lemon and cream dessert – Tordomatto

Lemon and cream dessert - Tordomatto
Pine nuts, limoncello. “Tradition” tasting menu €65
Tordomatto, Rome ITALY

This was a super creative dessert, but I’m not sure that it was successful overall. I loved that it mimicked the look of an egg, but it didn’t feel satisfying on the mouth. The gelatin cellophane was odd and didn’t allow the other ingredients to blend. I liked the flavor of the dessert though.

Additional dessert - Tordomatto
Extra lil’ palette cleanser.

Evening drinks – Perry’s

Gold Rush cocktail - Perry's
Gold Rush: Four Rose’s bourbon, honey syrup, lemon. $10
Perry’s, San Francisco CA

This place is an interesting mix of locals and tourists. The bartenders are all pretty nice and professional which is what really counts! I’m really liking the combination of bourbon and lemon lately.

Gloria Ferrer Brut - Perry's
Gloria Ferrer Brut sparkling wine. $10

Meyer lemon huckleberry donut – Dynamo Donuts

Meyer lemon huckleberry donut - Dynamo Donuts
Meyer lemon base glazed with huckleberry. $3
Dynamo Donuts and Coffee, San Francisco CA

I chose this donut because of the beautiful, pink huckleberry glaze. I also love lemon flavored pastries so this donut was a winner all around! Dynamo Donuts makes some mighty fine donuts for sure!

SF Giant's baseball game, AT&T Park
SF Giant’s baseball game, AT&T Park.

Dessert plate – DADS Kamayan Saisaki

Dessert plate - DADS Kamayan Saisaki
Chocolate layer cake with strawberry frosting, lemon cookie, peach crepe with chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce. Buffet
DADS Kamayan Saisaki, Manila PHILIPPINES

The cake and cookie were throw-away dessert, but the peach crepe was pretty good because they make it to order and it’s got ice cream on top. Ice cream makes any dessert better, duh! 🙂

AERA Memorial Museum
AERA Memorial Museum, Villa Escudero.

Crispy lemon chips – Park Tavern

Crispy lemon chips - Park Tavern
Burrata, chickweed, sorrel, and Hawaiian black sea salt. $14
Park Tavern, San Francisco CA

A new combination for me – fried lemons and burrata cheese! I’ll admit that I really haven’t had fried lemon slices as an actually appetizer before; perhaps as just a garnish in the past. Anyway, this was delicious and the lemons were nice and crispy!

Beautiful San Francisco homes
Beautiful San Francisco homes, Castro.