Sunday, August 26, 2012

SF Food Itinerary: Gordon's Visit

where does one take a new yorker to eat in SF during a brief visit?

this is the food itinerary that i put together and what we ate.....

Day 1

Late evening arrival at my place
  • Dirty Girl Arrowhead cabbage + early girl tomatoes dressed with broad bean soy, champagne vinegar, furikake, roasted sesame oil, house tea infused sugar, Marshall honey, and house tea bitters.
  • Re-heated “Big Daddy” Hapa Ramen Take Home Kit (pork broth, corn, arugula, kombu, nori, squash, sous-vide egg, pork, and fried breaded chicken). 
  • Tasting of St. George Rye Gin

Day 2

My place:
  • UK Black Tea (Marks + Spencer Fair Trade Extra Strong)
  • Dirty Girl Strawberries  +  Flavor Grenade Pluots from Tory Farms

Breakfast at Craftsman and Wolves
  • Sightglass Latte
  • The Rebel Within
  • Corn + Thyme Pastry
  • Tomato Strawberry Scone
  • Chocolate Croissant Stack
  • Sipping Caramel
  • Purchase for Partner: Matcha Jam

Fatted Calf
  • Pork Pluot Sandwich on Focaccia
  • Purchase for Taking to New York: Beef Jerky

  • Salted Caramel

Blue Bottle: Hayes Valley Kiosk
  • New Orleans Iced Coffee

  • Inner Peace Cocktail
  • Galapagos


  • Mezcal Paloma 
  • Mayan Sidecar

  • Taco de Pescado al Pastor
  • Quesadilla con Flor de Calabaza
  • Birria de Borrego

  • Martinez
  • Cherry Bounce

COI (Six Course Dessert Tasting)
  • Frozen Lime Marshmallow (coal toasted meringue)
    • Paired With 2011 La Montecchia Moscato ‘Fior d’Arancio”, Veneto, Italy
  • Grapefruit 2006 (cognac, ginger, black pepper, tarragon)
    • Paired with 2004 Darting Rieslaner Beernauslese ‘Durkheimer Nonnegarten;, Pfalz
  • Peaches & Cream
    • Imbue Bittersweet White Vermouth, Gaston, Oregon
  • Preserved Lemon 7:13
    • 2005 Chateau Terte de Lys Sauternes, France
  • Silken White Chocolate
  • Candied Raspberry
    • 2011 Ca’Rossa Brachette ‘Bibet’, Piedmont Italy

Day 3

SF Ferry Building
  • Blue Bottle Latte
  • Frog Hollow Scone
  • Humphry Slocombe: Secret Breakfast + Chocolate Smoked Sea Salt
  • various produce and gifts purchases at market vendors

OTD on Bush
  • Goi Cuon
  • Banh Cuon
  • Beef Pho
  • Cha Trung
  • Iced Coffee
  • Jasmine Silver Needle Tea

Wing Wings
  • Brown Sugar Black Pepper Biscuits

  • Death in the Afternoon
  • Yellow Brick Road
  • The Original Whisper
  • Smoking Maria
Single Malt Tasting Party
  • St. George | Hudson | Balcones | Amrut Kadhambam | Yamazaki | Laguvulin 16 | McCarthy’s
  • Mission Chinese Food Delivered
    • Thrice Cooked Bacon
    • Salt Cod Fried Rice
    • Mongolian Beans
    • Ma Po Tofu
    • Kung Pao Pastrami
    • Pork Jowl + Radishes

Post Party
  • Scream Sorbet: Coconut Thai Basil
  • Kee’s Chocolates

Day 4

My place
  • Four Barrel Coffee

Quick stop into Arlequin to Purchase Sightglass Beans

Bar Agricole
  • Food
    • Scone
    • Duck Leg, Frisee, Egg, Crème Fraiche
    • Buckwheat beignets
    • BLT
  • Cocktails
    • Fruit Cup
    • Supreme
    • Sleepyhead
Bi-Rite Creamery
  • Basil
  • Brown Sugar Swirl
  • Olive Oil
  • Salted Caramel

Before Flight Meal
  • Leftover Mission Chinese
  • Experimental Cocktail with Knoll Figs
  • 4505 Meats Chicarrones
  • Smoked Salmon (Sus/Hapa)

  • Recchiuti Chocolate Bar for Flight Back to New York

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