Saturday, June 18, 2011
A visit from out the humidity
We recently enjoyed a visit from Dad and Liz. It was nice to hug my dad again after the recent stroke stuff.
He's doing great and Liz is wonderful, smart, fun and lovely as always.
After picking them up from the airport, we hit Silver House, the best Chinese I've ever had in San Mateo (and yes, the only - Maker Faire is once a year, so not many chances to make it to San Mateo.) The fook kin fried rice is a must.
On Wednesday, we did some Golden Gate Park time by seeing Wicked Plants at the Conservatory of Flowers (personally, I wish I'd read the book first), some Picasso at the DeYoung (a huge exhibit, I'm going to try and make several trips this summer, so more on that later) and even some fish-watching at the California Academy of Sciences. Phew. They aren't slowing down much!
We fueled up at Muguboka, a delicious Korean mom-and-pop sort of place. We all learned about banchan, the 13 small dishes brought out with the meal. Yum!
While those tastes of Asia were nice, the true culinary treat came with them taking us to Alice Water's Chez Panisse. We went on Wednesday, so here is the menu:
The server was nice enough to ask if we wanted and take our picture in the kitchen (as close as I come to a house of worship.)
It was beyond my words. So.
Interestingly enough, it may not even have been Liz and Dad's best meal of the trip, as they are did French Laundry last night! Thanks for the visit you two. Much love.
at 7:48 PM