The French Laundry

Andrew took me to the most amazing meal at the French Laundry this weekend in Yountville. It was an incredible 9+ courses that lasted over three hours. As the only restaurant with 3 Michelin stars in the Bay Area, Thomas Keller’s restaurant is in high demand, hence my frantic dialing two months ago with two …

Spice Market (NYC)

Final post about dining in NYC…If you’re in the Meatpacking District, don’t go to Spice Market. Or if you do go, just get drinks and appetizers and skip the entrees and desserts. It was our final night of the trip and we didn’t have a dinner reservation. After walking along The High Line and browsing …

The Mermaid Inn (NYC)

Yet another post about dining in NYC…and yet another brunch in NYC. This time brunch was with Andrew’s friend Stanley on the Upper West side. While Andrew preferred the Mermaid Inn to Locanda Verde, I was still smitten with the latter. The menu at The Mermaid Inn consisted of your typical brunch fare. If you’re …

Locanda Verde in NYC

Locanda Verde in TriBeCa came highly recommended from my friend Jack, a former Manhattanite. So when my friend Marie suggested we meet her there for brunch, it seemed like the fates were conspiring to get us there. I liked the atmosphere of Locanda Verde instantly with its warm and inviting wood decor. I was even …

Le Pain Quotidien (NYC)

Now that it’s raining in San Francisco, I’m reminiscing about the sunny and warm extended weekend in NYC we had earlier this year. And with our upcoming reservations at Wayfare Tavern, Spruce, Fringale and Farina, I’m looking forward to re-entering the SF dining scene (oh, how I have missed it!) and remembering the good and …

Jean-Georges NYC

Over Memorial Day weekend, Andrew and I ate our way through Manhattan, starting with the Jean-Georges, the famed 3-star Michelin restaurant. Since all our nights were already booked with Broadway shows, we could only fit in a quick lunch here. We had a wonderful 3-course meal and the French food was excellent. Some of the …