12.15.2015

Feisty Feast. Tazi Designs. San Francisco. California. 12.13.2015.

My friends Julia & Jasmine teamed up together to do a Feisty Feast x Secret Souk dinner in San Francisco. I almost couldn't make it, but since they had a venue change, I just had to. Since I now live at Tazi Design. You should check it out if it comes to your city.

Image of me below courtesy of Rachel Styer.



12.01.2015

Lazy Bear. San Francisco. California. 11.24.2015.

Dan had never been to Lazy Bear either, so we decided to go check it out. It reminded me of Outstanding in the Field. The wine (pictured below) and the desserts were exceptional. Thank you for the hospitality!

Lazy Bear
3416 19th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
415.874.9921


1985 Caves São João Bairrada Frei João
Persimmon, Root Beer, Malt, Chocolate
Black Sesame, Forbidden Rice, Cocoa, Cassis





11.09.2015

Cala. San Francisco. California. 11.8.2015.

My friend Gabriela (Grupo Contramar) opened a new restaurant here in San Francisco and they just started dong Sunday brunch. They will be doing tacos on the other side of the restaurant starting this coming Tuesday. So you all be able to do both fine dining and tacos. We ordered almost the entire menu, but be sure to get the torta ahogada with pork carnitas.

Cala
149 Fell St
San Francisco, CA 94102
415.660.7701




9.30.2015

Lyle's. Shoreditch. London. England. 9.22.2015.

My friend Claire at Violet Cakes suggested this over another restaurant I was going to check out. I am so glad I went to Lyle's instead. Perfection. And the perfect end to a great holiday.

Spaghetti Squash, Egg & Chestnut
Pollack, Fennel & Nasturtium
Aylesbury Duck, Sweetcorn & Blackberry
Fig Leaf Ice Cream, Figs & Verbena

Lyle's
Tea Building
56 Shoreditch High St
London
E1 6JJ
United Kingdom
+44 20 3019 2468








Ladurée. Harrods. Knightsbridge. London. England. 9.22.2015.

I have only been to Ladurée in Paris for their famed macarons. I wanted to have a quick look at Harrods and Ladurée happened to be right there, so I decided to do a lunch there. It was magnificent. That omlette was the best have ever had and that tea is spectacular and one of my favorites of all time.

Omlette Ladurée
mushrooms, cheese, ham, tomatoes and fine herbs

Ispahan
smooth rose flavored macaron biscuit, rose petal cream, fresh raspberries and lychees

Thé Mélange Spécial Ladurée an elegant association of Black Teas from China and Sri Lanka, citrus fruit, flowers, sweet spices and vanilla

Ladurée
Harrods
87 Brompton Rd
London
W1X 7XL
United Kingdom




Natural History Museum. South Kensington. London. England. 9.22.2015.

In case you haven't noticed, I am quite fond of natural history museums all over. This is my favorite one to date: the building, the collections, the first edition of Origin of Man, etc.

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Rd
London
SW7 5BD
United Kingdom
+44 20 7942 5000






Dismaland. Weston-super-Mare. Somerset. England. 9.21.2015.

I tried going to Dismaland on 9.11.2015 when I was in Bath. Online tickets were impossible even with my alarm set. Even with showing up early and standing in line, I would have had to wait 6 hours before I was able to get in, so I gave up and decided to enjoy scenic Bath and Cotswolds instead. Thankfully The Selby Studio got an extra ticket for me while I was in London and we all went together. It is just as abysmally dismal as you can imagine, and much MUCH more. Suffice to say that with Amanda's hazmat orange jacket and The Selby's neon green beanie, we got extra dismal attention.



Dismaland
Weston-super-Mare
Somerset
Marine Parade
BS23 1BE
United Kingdom


The Selby x Dismaland
http://theselby.com/galleries/the-selby-x-banksys-dismaland-2/














Image below courtesy of Dismaland.

Image below courtesy of The Selby.