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Yeah, it's tough when you don't have a lot of time. We had only four nights so spent the entire time in Healdsburg exploring it and Sonoma. Still need another week there, then a few in Napa...Santa Barbara county...

yeah. frankly, this is going to be a food and bed vacation. once a year we get to leave the kids for a few days. last year it was new orleans. there is a lot to do/see/eat in san fran, I've been there a dozen or more times, my wife hasn't ever. so it will be hard to choose.
post #3707 of 25374
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kyle, how far are you out of SF? I am bringing the wife out for a short vacation in a few months, maybe April, and maybe we will drive out for a meal.

Globe, you should definitely come. As Pio said, it's a short drive. Only about on hour straight up 101 if you hit good traffic. And since it's your food vacation, this is really a great place. I mean, there's Cyrus, the French Laundry pretty close, other very good restaurants actually in Healdsburg, although none with national acclaim. SF and its huge restaurant culture is only an hour away, close enough for a dinner trip. It's really a great area to be in for a food lover.
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Globe, you should definitely come. As Pio said, it's a short drive. Only about on hour straight up 101 if you hit good traffic. And since it's your food vacation, this is really a great place. I mean, there's Cyrus, the French Laundry pretty close, other very good restaurants actually in Healdsburg, although none with national acclaim. SF and its huge restaurant culture is only an hour away, close enough for a dinner trip. It's really a great area to be in for a food lover.

yeah, I need to discuss it with the missus, but the menu looks great. essentially, we need to decide how much we really want to do in SF. thanks
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First, I forgot to say that TS, that was a damn fine looking piece of meat there! (no homo).

Thanks, I think.
post #3710 of 25374
baked chicken and mixed greens.
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Bought a whole lot of produce the other day, so ratatouille and sauteed broc rabe go with a simple roast chicken.
post #3712 of 25374
Salad
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Salad

With foie gras on top and a dressing made from silken tofu and foie gras?


KDubs... let's go to this and you can have a clam opening throw down with Preeti: "the show features a star-studded lineup of food and fashion TV celebrities, including [...] Preeti Mistry (Top Chef), and more.
post #3714 of 25374
dinner at Topalobombo

http://www.rickbayless.com/menu/layout?id=4

I had a mescal margeritta and then a mixture of two beers, a red rye beer and a lambic beer

sopa de panceta
and
sopa azteca (yeah, I know, two seperate soups, but I couldn't decide and my wife was having a 5 course tasting menu, so I had to have at least 3 courses)
and porco en clemole - good, but I was expecting the pork to be more carmalized. the pork itself was very good, and the sauce was very good, the sides excellent. but if the pork had been more carmalized I would have enjoyed it more. I almost took the duck, and now I wish I had
then
Delica "Tropical": coconut-lime pudding cake, Spence Farm wild-harvested paw paw ice (related to tropical cherimoya), young coconut ribbons.

and some very nice coffee

my wife had the 5 course tasting menu, with the wine pairings

something that I can't remember

: tender Viking Village sea scallop cocktail with blood orange juice & ancho chiles, crunchy jicama & grilled onions.

Tacos de Huitlacoche, Caldo de Jitomate: crispy rolled tacos filled with Three Sister's Garden huitlacoche (corn mushroom). Roasted tomato broth, crunchy pickled vegetables, avocado, Bayless Garden microgreens

Borrego en Salsa de Chile Guajillo y Pera: Crawford Farm lamb in pear-infused red chile sauce. Potato-apple tortitas (studded with Neuske's bacon), grilled frisee-mache salad with smoky Oaxacan pasilla dressing.

Platanos con Crema": Luscious vanilla sour cream layer cake with golden ripe plantains. Roasted banana ice cream, coriander crumble. (Wine pairing: 2005 Jorge Ordonez & Co. #2 "Victoria" Malaga, Spain)

very good meal. I think it might be the most I ahve ever spent on a meal that wasn't for business, but I am not sure, it might be number two. but a very good meal. not for every day, but we made reservations 4 months ago.
post #3715 of 25374
Nice GT!
post #3716 of 25374
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dinner at Topalobombo

lucky you. ate there about 3 years back and did the tasting menu with wines.
drunk as a monkey leaving the place. was it that pricey? i don't remember it being OTT.

most expensive i have paid for myself was MOTO during the summer.
just got a reservation for schwa in feb... can't wait!
post #3717 of 25374
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just got a reservation for schwa in feb... can't wait!
That's a tough reservation. But worth it.
Dinner at Schwa will change your life.
post #3718 of 25374
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drunk as a monkey leaving the place. was it that pricey? i don't remember it being OTT.


really not that bad, but about $180 a head with tip (and the service was so good I put down about 22-25%), with wine and drinks. but I can only think of one meal that I have actually had to pay for, personnaly, that may have been more. I am not a big roller.
post #3719 of 25374
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That's a tough reservation. But worth it.
Dinner at Schwa will change your life.

after last night we were actaully thinking that we would like to try schwa. never interested us before.
post #3720 of 25374
Had a healthy pizza...sounds like an oxymoron, right? Pretty tasty for a pizza with a prebiotic multi-gran, and probiotic crust. http://nakedpizza.biz/

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