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Snapshots from Berlin

 

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Scenes from LA #2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Root Beer Float Love

Scenes of summer…

Lauren and I recently enjoyed a luscious root beer float at Straw.

Foie Farewell

Xanthie and Scott hosted a lovely farewell to foie just before the California ban took effect.

The weather was lovely and the foie even lovelier.

Of course, we started with cocktails.

X made a torchon. And as with all foie dishes, this took 3-4 days prep before the unveiling. But, my what a lovely unveiling it was.

She topped slices of foie gras with Muscato d’Asti gelee and served with brioche toasts, caramelized onions a swirl of balsamic creme and various salts.

Lucky, lucky us.

After our grand parting to foie was over, we mourned it’s loss with steak and sautéed tomatoes, salad, a cheese course, and finally a sabayon for dessert. It was a lovely fête and proper sendoff indeed.

 

 

Here and There #2

Summer in the city…

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A salumi plate at Farina for brunch…

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Balmy Street murals…

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Matt in front of Wise Sons…

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Lemon Pistachio doughnut on Dynamo’s back patio…

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More murals…

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Presidio view…

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And a Baker Beach sunset to finish it off.

here and there

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Slow Food San Francisco, Golden Glass Event

Slow Food San Francisco put on a fantastic event last weekend to launch Slow Wine and celebrate the wines and foods of Italy. If you weren’t there, I’m sorry. But here’s a taste of what what you missed…