Hello again, old friend! This is my fifth time to San Francisco in 3 years. Guess it’s just a magnet for food!
I’m so tired at the moment – what a long day! Hard to believe the weekend hasn’t even begun!
Frontier Airlines redeemed itself slightly when a platter of choco chip cookies
[Yes, I asked the flight attendant to take a photograph, and yes, there was a lot of confusion ]
Lunch on the plane was simple snackin’ (since half was a smoothie)
Carrots n Celery from Emily’s fridge
And Matt Cracks, which were passed around our rows
Plus a KERF airplane classic – seltzer with a splash of juice. Today it was OJ!
It’s getting better! Nearing page 50
A much shorter 2 hours later, we landed
A cab ride, a check in and a change of clothes later, we met for an afternoon stroll
To you know where!
You know what sounded good for a snack (East Coast dinner?!)
Cheese + Bread! You know it’s the best
Teri and I shared a hunk of GOAT GOUDA, which was fabulous
And two rolls – rosemary and pumpkin (obviously)
We shared with our friends
Also, our bird friends!
I was craving something fresh as well, so I bought a ripe persimmon and a Kombocha to sip. I like the green ones a lot, but it was not the same post-pull-off-the-shelves as in the past
Orange + Orange!
We walked back on back to our hotel and Emily and I (roommates!) kicked back for a few. My legs are tired, and I know her hurt leg is even more!
Diana was kind enough to organize a private room for us – we had a group of 20 hungry bloggers.
So exciting for us, they brought out a number of plates on the house – including these FAB herbed olives
Variety of interesting vegetable styles (packed with flavor!)
Roasted carrots and veggies
Some simple crusty bread
And the highlight of my night: Fried Oyster Mushrooms, which were out of this WORLD good. I really could not tell there wasn’t a real oyster in there!! These were salty, peppery and the chutney to accompany theme was incredible.
I had a taste of everything (although more than a taste of those “oysters”!) and ordered this incredible salad to start
Wilted Bloomsdale Spinach Salad
caramelized pear with thyme & vanilla, smoked tofu, creamy pear & Witte beer dressing, toasted hazelnuts
Loved every bite!
As an entree, Gina and I shared a Cornmeal Tamale stuffed with pumpkin (!!) (and cornmeal) and served with black beans and greens. It was good, but I wished I had gotten another black bean torte like last time!
We passed on dessert simply because we were so tired. Next time!
My computer clock says 1:40AM – better change that so I start thinking like a Californian!