This was a delicious, simple dessert! I loved the flavors of this dish and the fact that it wasn’t too sweet. The rich, dense chocolate torte was sliced thinly enough so that it didn’t weigh down the other components. Noms!
Poison oak (Toxicodendron diversilobum, Anacardiaceae), Bon Tempe Lake.
Stone Sour: Knob Creek bourbon, fresh lemon and blood orange juice, shaken with barrel-aged syrup and served tall on the rocks with brandied cherries. $12 Luce, San Francisco CA
The cocktails at Luce were really fun and delicious. Each one had several ingredients and they all generally worked well together. The Stone Sour was probably my favorite because it had bourbon, but the Moscone Pear was tasty in its own way.
Moscone Pear: Dimmi herbal grappa liqueur, shaken with fresh pear puree, fresh squeezed lime and lemon, served up. $12
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.
Delice de bourgogne (triple creme cow’s milk cheese), petit agour (sheep’s milk aged cheese), roaring forties (blue cheese) with pears, pistachios and honey. $16 Maven, San Francisco CA
Wow, this was A LOT of cheese! We were having a four-course tasting menu but we weren’t sure how much food it would be so we ordered this cheese plate early on to supplement our meal. Boy, we wish we hadn’t. No, the cheese was amazing but we were SO full that we really didn’t need anymore food. We tried our best ot eat as much of it as we could though. I think the roaring forties blue cheese with the honey on top was my favorite. NOMS!
Semi-firm, raw, sheep’s milk. with pear, membrillo and honey. Summer prix-fixe menu $38 Tinto, Palm Springs CA
Never had this cheese before and it tasted great. I’m a huge cheese fan so I’m always excited to try varieties that are new to me. I think the good food helped to calm me down after dealing with the clueless hostess and my eyes finally adjusting to the cave-like dimness of the restaurant even when it was blindingly bright outside.
Bread with smoked salmon spread. Complimentary
This was frickin’ delicious!
Purple fountain grass (Pennisetum setaceum, Poaceae) in the backyard of the PS house.
This place is now serving full on lunches and dinners and even have a happy hour with discounted beer and wine. I haven’t made it for an entire meal, but I’m glad that this cafe is on my way to Bart so I can always duck in for a yummy snack to go. This mini pear tart was tasty! $3.75 Fiore Caffe, San Francisco CA
Christmas tree in the Castro in front of the Bank of America.
Point Reyes blue cheese, market pears, roasted onion, and arugula. $13 Starbelly, San Francisco CA
I usually love the pizzas at Starbelly, but I think this one was just ok. It was tasty, don’t get me wrong, but I’ve liked some of the other flavors better. I should have added their house-made bacon or something. That would have made it amazing!
Garage with bull artwork and poem, Valencia Street.
With beech mushroom, sunflower seeds and leaves. Pre fixe dinner $180 Benu, San Francisco
Sorry that this pic didn’t turn out very well, but the meat was dark and it was served on a dark plate. The beef, however, was tasty (perhaps a little on the tasty side though). My favorite part was the sunflower seeds and leaves. I’ve never had the leaves before and they were fun to eat along with the seeds.
Red endive, frisee, red pear, candied walnuts, pomegranates, and Humboldt Fog goat cheese with mustard vinaigrette. Menu says $11 but receipt says $12 – BOO, LAME!!! Fish & Farm, San Francisco
So the price discrepancy is totally lame! I don’t know if the menu wasn’t updated or out server was completely brain dead. I did mention during dinner that our server wasn’t very good compared to the server at the next table. Ours didn’t even give us the specials before we ordered. I didn’t even know there were specials available until the server at the adjacent table told her guests! Whatevs, our server was definitely “slow”, if you know what I mean.
This salad was tasty, but not very original.
Red bell pepper soup. Complimentary. I really liked this shot of free soup. It was hot and very flavorful.