It was fantastic to get out of Vancouver and go somewhere that the sun actually shines. I only half jokingly tell people that I love Vancouver the most when I’m not actually there 🙂 I had a wonderful time in San Francisco, spending time with my beautiful cousin and uber stylish uncle and their wonderful friends. I couldn’t have asked for better hosts or a better trip!
Here are some of the food highlights of my trip (stayed tuned for more in future posts). I really should reconsider my stance on muu muus, especially with the amount I consumed…
1. Les sandwiches
I ate so many great lunches and they were far superior to the crappy salad I eat at my desk most days. I’d have to say my top sandwich was the brie, turkey and cranberry baguette I ate at the Cocola Bakery at Santana Row in San Jose. Nice blend of salty and sweet and the baguette was soft and luscious.
I also enjoyed a great turkey sandwich at Tartine and one at Rose’s Cafe, with the most divine brioche bread.
2. Best coffee
The coffee I made in my hotel room qualifies as something to ensure I put pants on in the morning so as to not offend others. I had to seek better coffee elsewhere. The best coffee I had on my trip was at the Blue Bottle Cafe at the SFMoMA. I had a lovely cappuccino and an interesting panna cotta with maple syrup. The best part is that my cousin and I sat outside while enjoying our coffee.
3. Sweet treats
I don’t just have a sweet tooth, I have a whole mouth full of sweet teeth! I was eating dessert like it was going out of style and putting my pancreas through quite the work out. I sampled desserts from pretty much every place I went to. I ate the most divine chocolate kulfi from a restaurant called All Spice and met the pastry chef genius. If it hadn’t seemed weird, I probably would’ve given him a hug and thanked him from the bottom of my chocolate covered heart.
At Tartine, I sampled possibly the best eclair I’ve ever eaten. No, I did not buy all of them or try to marry them, but that’s not necessarily a bad idea….
At Rose’s Cafe I ate a fabulous lemon tart, followed by an afternoon of high tea at Neiman Marcus. I don’t recommend eating so many sugary snacks in quick succession, but they were extremely nommy.
Stay tuned for more of my posts about San Francisco! In a few weeks, Daisy & I will be visiting the family in Saskatchewan. Keep your fingers crossed that we will see sunshine there and we will be eating lots of wonderful home cooking! Gumma & Pudge, get the bbq ready for action….and the bale of hay ready for Daisy….