08 September, 2009

This is Where I Live


Last week my friend Erik visited me for a few days, and since he was planning to spend another few days in San Francisco, I decided to show him the best of the rest of the Bay Area, particularly the East Bay, where I live. We never went long enough between eating to get hungry again, and we got terribly sunburnt, but we had a blast and it is always great to be reminded what a wonderful place I call home. Here are some pictures from our adventures (I may post more when Erik sends me his- he is much better about documenting everything).


blueberry-chamomile sorbet at Ici


pan-fried padron peppers from Monterey Market


re-creation of a salad we ate at Chez Panisse with little gems lettuce, figs, and mint in a creme fraiche dressing


poached eggs and proscuitto on Acme levain at Cafe Fanny



berry picking at Swanton Berry Farm



lobster rolls at Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay


an assortment of pluots from Monterey Market, with honey-almond ice cream from Ici


dry-farmed tomatoes from Sea Level Farm on Acme olive bread with Fleur Vert goat cheese


iced tea at Fish in Sausalito



tour of the Heath Ceramics factory




Muir Beach


"St. Pat" nettle-wrapped cheese from Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station




a cruise on the bay to watch the construction of the new Bay Bridge


strawberry shortcake from Bakesale Betty's





antique treasures at Alameda Point


churros con chocolate at C├ęsar

5 comments:

Ms. B said...

All such lovely photos!! I loved looking at them! The blueberry sorbet looks so good right now!!!!

jennwhisper said...

I love where you (we) live!!!

stephanie said...

wow that looks like fun! after seeing all of your pictures, i'm hungry :)

Marlene said...

homesick!!!

Anonymous said...

you really have good taste! Sea Level farm has the best tasting tomatoes i've ever had!!