With red wine and water. Complimentary
Rome (FCO) to Chicago (ORD), United Airlines
I love flying internationally. Even though I’m back in Economy, at least we still get free wine and beer on international flights. And their house wine is typically drinkable. 🙂
Bottle of Montepulciano red wine, bruschetta, and potato chips.
BAR, Rome ITALY
This wasn’t very good, but I had to come to this place for old times sake. I went here a lot during college when I took a class in Rome. I was feeling nostalgic.
Grandmother’s traditional meat balls. €12
Trattoria Sora Lella, Rome ITALY
These meatballs were SO delicious! They were large, tender, juicy and full of flavor. The tomato sauce was also pretty tasty!
House red wine.
Prosecco, red wine, potato chips, cookies, and cracker mix.
Bar Via dell’ Amore, Manarola ITALY
The view from this cliff-side bar was simply amazing! It looked down into the Liguran Sea. It was a great place to sit down, relax, and enjoy this afternoon snack.
Tomatoes, stracchino cheese, pesto, basil. €9
Nessun Dorma, Manarola ITALY
Omg, this was delicious! And there was SO much of it! I loved the pesto and it the whole thing just tasted fresh and wonderful. The bread was also very hearty so it made for quite the meal.
House red wine.
Martini, red wine, and focaccia bites. €11.90
Brasserie Barthelemy Lounge, Nice FRANCE
This wasn’t a good stop. The drinks weren’t very good, and even the little bites they served were kinda gross. Ugh…
Prix fix $45
Laurel Court Restaurant, San Francisco CA
The food and service here were good overall, but I cannot forget or forgive the horrendous behavior from the jerk of a host! He completely ruined our experience and so we will never return to this Laurel Court.
Decera, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina. $10
Davies Family, Pinot Noir, Sonoma. $15
Shaved beets and baby arugula, marcona almonds, orange blossom honey vinaigrette. Happy hour $5
Jardenea, Washington DC
I loved the flavors in this salad, but I thought the greens were overdressed and in a pool of dressing underneath. The beets and goat cheese combination worked perfectly though and the marcona almonds were a nice addition.
Cabernet sauvignon. Happy hour $5
Maryland Inn, Annapolis MD.
Jalapeno, shaved cucumber, cilantro, pickled daikon and carrots. Lunch set $14
Proof, Washington DC
I really liked this shrimp burger. The shrimp patty was delicious and I liked its firm texture. The Asian flavors were great. I also liked how their lunch deal comes with a glass of wine!
US Botanic Garden Conservatory replica.
Chorizo de revilla, manchego. Happy hour $7
Vinoteca, Washington DC
Mmm, I love this basic tapa but I love it even more with cheese and chorizo on top! This place was great and the bartender was friendly and on top of service.
Venta Morales tempranillo. Happy hour $5
Ew, this wasn’t very good.
Luther Place Memorial Church, Thomas Circle.
Served with melon, walnuts, olives, and bread. $8.50
Pizzetta 211, San Francisco CA
Wow, I was surprised by the amount of cheese you got with this reasonably priced cheeseboard. I forget what they were, but they were delicious, especially the silky blue cheese. Noms!
2012 Clos la Coutale, Cahors, Malbec, Southwest, France. $7
2011 Cristom, Mt. Jefferson Cuvee, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon. $9.50
California Palace of the Legion of Honor.
Creole remoulade, lemon. $13
Boxing Room, San Francisco CA
I thought maybe the alligator would be tough and dry, but it really wasn’t. The breading was delicious and it was fried perfectly. I’m not sure that I could really taste and describe the gator apart from the breading and frying oil, but the whole thing tasted great to me.
Gamay Noir, Champier Buissonnate, Beaujolais Villages, France. 2012. Glass $11.50
Cabernet Franc, Filliatreau Grande Vignolle, Saumur Champigny, France 2011. Glass $10
March 25, 2015. $14