Roasted garlic, diced tomatoes and fresh thyme. $13 The Tropicale, Palm Springs CA
The flavor combinations in this pizza were to die for! The wild mushrooms were earthy and the gorgonzola was sharp and pungent. The roasted tomatoes and garlic were delicious and the crust was pretty good too. I generally prefer a thinner, more airy crust but this thicker crust was needed to handle all those great toppings.
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.
Two eggs poached, clamshell mushroms, hollandaise, thyme reduction. Gilt City brunch menu Twenty Five Lusk, San Francisco CA
Mmm, so good! The hollandaise sauce was a beautiful color and tasted amazing as did the thyme reduciton. The ribeye was beautifully cooked and of a decent size. This was definitely a filling dish. Noms!
Yellow flowering maple shrub (Abutilon pictum, Malvaceae), 17th Street. I love the bright, variegated leaves!
I think they replaced the endive with pickled onions! I really enjoyed this appetizer. I know that this pork belly is super fatty, but it was oh so yummy. The thinly shaved fennel underneath and the acid from the pickled onions helped to cut the fat. I must say that I enjoyed the caramelized grapes the most, lol! Those little suckers were amazing!
The sidewalk parklets in my neighborhood have also been decked out for the holidays!
Pan roasted 1/2 dungeness crab with sliced garlic, sprigs of thyme, parsley, lemon and LOTS of butter. Anchor Oyster Bar, San Francisco
This was actually a special they had that night, and I was in absolute heaven! The crab was fresh and tasted amazing! I squeezed most of the lemon onto the dish and it added even more flavor and brightened up the garlicky butter sauce. It was no easy feat extracting all the flesh from the crab, but I did a pretty good job. I didn’t want any of that soft, tender crab meat to go to waste. As you will see, I don’t mind getting messy and eating with my hands – I am Filipino, lol! This dish was so comforting and I used the table sourdough bread to soak up all the butter sauce. Thank goodness I live in San Francisco. We get our fair share of amazing crab!
Mezza Corona Chardonnay 2009, Italy
I didn’t like this white wine very much. I rated it 3.3/10 on the Wine Notes app on my phone. But dinner always tastes better with a glass of wine, mediocre or not…