Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Eating in and Around San Francisco Day 1

My husband and I are on a week long vacation in San Francisco! We are lucky to have his aunt and uncle showing us around and taking us to some great places to eat! I am excited to eat my way through the various cuisines here. As much as possible, I will be chronicling what we eat here on this blog.

On our first day, we drove to see the redwood trees in Muir Woods. What an experience! After that we had dinner at a Mexican restaurant in Tiburon called Guaymas.

The entrance and bar of Guaymas.

Here is my entree- three different kinds of tamales. A chicken one (kind of dry, not my favorite) a pork one (which was tasty) and one with plantains and cactus, which had a different type of corn filling. It didn't taste like masa harina, but it had actual pieces of corn and tasted sweet. The chips and salsa here were great. 

The salsa had a good roasted flavor. 

Jake's ensalata con pollo with cactus and a jalepeno dressing.

The view from our table. The land you can see is Angel Island.

Making sopes at the restaurant.

For dessert we stopped at Cavallo Point Lodge. It is a hotel now but used to be housing for soldiers. Here is the outside.

As you can see, it is very close to the Golden Gate Bridge! Great location.

There is a restaurant there, and a bar called Farley Bar that we sat in. 

We ordered three different desserts, coffee and I had a prosecco. Here are the desserts.

A "Brown Cow" which is a rootbeer cake with a marshmellow custard on top, with sassafras ice cream. This was one of the best ice creams I have ever tasted.

Strawberries and Champagne, actually had three different versions on the theme. A Mcevoy olive oil pound cake with strawberries, a buttermilk panna cotta with pistachios and strawberries, and strawberry sorbet with a champagne granita. All amazing.

Malt Chocolate Macaroon. A chocolate lager mousse, with malt chocolate ice cream. A bit too rich for me. 

The expresso and sugar cubes. 

A lovely spot to relax, and the regular bar food looked amazing as well. Next, wine country trip will be chronicled!

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