20 July, 2011

Weekend, Etc.

The past week and a half has been busy as usual and unseasonably warm. Among other things, I went to the amazing Coppola Winery pool for a day of drinking rosé and relaxation, got (more) sunburnt on the beach at Oakland's Lake Temescal, attended an incredible dinner in honor of Yotam Ottolenghi at my beloved Camino (plus brunch there another day of course), ate lots of ice cream, went to an engagement party at a house on the San Rafael marina, ate a fantastic dinner at Ippuku in Berkeley (quickly becoming a favorite), drove to San Jose for dinner atSaravanaa that was as good if not better than their restaurant in New York, harvested my two walnut trees and made an enormous batch of nocino from the crop.

blueberry sorbet at camino

ottolenghi dinner

rhubarb pie and pennants at the engagement party

green walnuts

rose vanilla and strawberry ice cream from ici

camino brunch

Also, I never blogged about July 4 weekend, but it involved a ballgame, lots of fireworks, a big barbeque, friends and family, and a huge brunch buffet. The week before that, my mom and I took a girls' trip up to Healdsburg for a couple of nights. We stayed at the fantastic H2 hotel, ate at Dry Creek Kitchen, Shimo, and Spoonbar, tasted wine at my favorite vineyard, spent some time at the Healdsburg Hotel Spa, shopped and took almost no pictures... oops.

the vineyard at unti

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