Wednesday, August 12, 2009

San Francisco Dreaming



Last Thursday I left for a short vacation down south to good old San Francisco.  I had a very good feeling about the trip, but didn't know the extent of it.  I ended up buying my wedding dress!  Yes, the beautiful Priscilla of Boston "Jane" dress that I blogged about last month.  It is mine indeed. In December I will go back down for the fitting.  I am very excited about it all.

San Francisco was a blast.  The weather was gorgeous and the restaurants were amazing, as usual. It seems as though, no matter what the price range or style of food, it is always good.

The first day I arrived we ate at Town Hall.  I had an amazing cherry tomato and goat cheese salad to start off, and then salmon with a corn and fava bean salad.  It was all so fresh, which is not a surprise for San Francisco due to the slow food movement founded by Alice Waters in that region.  The actual slow food concept was brought to life by Carlo Petrini, in Italy to combat the rise of fast food.  The idea behind this movement is to preserve the cultural cuisine and the associated plants and seeds, domestic animals, and farming within an eco-region.


That night, we went out to L'ardoise, a French restaurant near Dubose Triangle, on Noe.  We ordered a bottle of red wine and started off with an haricot vert, goat cheese and cucumber salad.  For my main dish I had a leg of chicken roasted to perfection with potatoe puree.  The deserts at this particular restaurant sounded so good, we had to get two. We grubbed on strawberry tart and creme brulée.

Can't wait to go back!

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