Wednesday, February 20, 2008
One of my favorite restaurants in the South of Market/Financial District area is Salt House. They have ties with Town Hall, another great restaurant in the same area. I love their burgers and onion rings. They also make a good mint lemonade.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Tyler and I went to Fleur de lys for my birthday. Fleur de lys is a San Francisco institution serving classic French cuisine. It definitely deserves to be a classic. The food was amazing and we didn't need to eat for days after indulging ourselves in the heavy, but delicious traditional French fare.
My favorites of the night were Tyler's asparagus and truffled foie gras appetizer, my filet mignon and lobster entree with truffled macaroni gratin and the fleur burger for dessert. It was so adorable. The attention to detail was amazing! The burger was made from bittersweet chocolate ganache, the cheese was a thin sheet of passion fruiit jello-like substance, the bun was a doughnut, mint for lettuce, strawberry sliced thinly crosswise for tomato, kiwi in the form of a pickle, a mini chocolate shake, and pomme frite fashioned from fennel ice cream. It was all very clever.
Our celebrity sighting for the night - Bob Dole.
Tyler and I went to South Park Cafe for our anniversary. What a gem! The food was delicious, the atmosphere was cozy and charming, and the service was very warm. The price was amazingly reasonable too at $34 for three courses. I had the "Pig salad" with slow cooked pork, shallots, apples and mustard vinaigrette; Roast rack of lamb with macaroni gratin and parsley oil; and flourless carrot cake for dessert (my least favorite item of the three courses, although the other two dishes made up for my disappointment in dessert.) As a bonus, you feel like you are entering a different world once you set foot into South Park.
Masterpiece Classic (formerly Masterpiece Theater) is currently airing several new versions of Jane Austin classics and the 1995 version of Pride and Prejudice with Collin Firth. So far Persausion is my favorite followed by Northanger Abbey. Mansfield Park was okay, but I could only think about how it fell short of the Frances O'Conner version. The most recent, Miss Austin Regrets, based on the life of Jane Austin was not very good at all. The next three Sundays will be redeemed with Pride and Prejudice. The series wraps up with Emma and Sense and Sensibility.