Preboarding snacks – Air France KLM Lounge

Preboarding snacks - Air France KLM Lounge
Ham and cheese sandwich, meatballs, salumi, red wine. Complimentary
Air France KLM Lounge, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

I like the snacks that they have at this lounge, and it’s never been super crowded which is an added bonus.

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Cheese and charcuterie – Villa San-Juliette

Cheese and charcuterie - Villa San-Juliette
Assortment of cheeses and select cured meats accompanied by vegetables, nuts and dried fruit. Served with bread. $15
Villa San-Juliette, San Miguel CA

This was a straight forward meat and cheese plate, but everything on it was pretty tasty. I would have appreciated more variety in the meats to balance out the kinds of cheeses.

Charcuterie board – Niagara Brewing Company

Charcuterie board - Niagara Brewing Company
Cured meats, toasted crostini, raw and pickled vegetables, sage white bean spread. $12.30
Niagara Brewing Company, Niagara Falls CANADA

This charcuterie board was such a great value! This would have cost more in the States. I liked all the meats, and the veggies were delicious too. This was a great board to eat with all the yummy beer!

House made charcuterie – Barboursville Vineyards

House made charcuterie - Barboursville Vineyards
Duck prosciutto, beef bresaola, mortadella, speck, norcino salami with sangiovese wine, orange scented mustard, roasted shallot-dried blueberry jam. Small $15
Barboursville Vineyards, Barboursville VA

I actually liked this charcuterie board and appreciated that they were home made. However, I’m going to repeat myself – the service here is despicable. It was a while since I visited and am finally getting around to posting, but that just goes to show that I still remember vividly how rude and bitchy the server was. She certainly knew how to ruin my time at Barboursville Vineyards, and I will forever remember.

Charcuterie, cheeses, and wine - Barboursville Vineyards

Artisan salumi mixed plate – Beretta

Artisan salumi mixed plate - Beretta
Lardo, sopressata, hot coppa, prosciutto di parma, mortadella, with giardiniera and grilled bread. $18
Beretta, San Francisco CA

If you didn’t know that I love salumi, here’s proof! Hehe. Omg, this meat antipasti boards makes me SO hungry. Suffice it to say that every piece was joyfully devoured. NOMS!

Pink daisies
Pink daisies (Asteraceae), Noe Street.

Lomo – LaSalette Restaurant

Lomo - LaSalette Restaurant
Smoked pork loin. 7-item Tasca tasting plates $34
LaSalette Restaurant, Sonoma CA

I love cured pork, and this was really tasty! I was sad that they only give 4 slices. I could have eaten an entire plate of this!

Buena Vista Winery
Buena Vista Winery. This is the oldest premium winery in California. It’s kinda randomly located and the grounds are tiny. My friends love this place, but I wasn’t too impressed by their wines. I think they underwent a recent remodel so their building is really cute inside!